Bakery Who Refused to Make Anti-Gay Cake Faces Discrimination Complaint

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Bakery Who Refused to Make Anti-Gay Cake Faces Discrimination Complaint
Bakery Who Refused to Make Anti-Gay Cake Faces Discrimination Complaint
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A cake Silva made in response to these accusations.  

The gay marriage cake wars continue. Last month, we reported on Christian activist Ted Shoebat, who had been cold-calling LGBT-supporting bakeries, and asking them to make a Bible-shaped cake with an anti-gay marriage message scrawled in icing on top. Each of the bakeries refused. Now, one of Shoebat’s supporters, Bill Jack of Castle Rock, Colorado, has filed a complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Division against one of the bakeries, Azucar in Denver, according to the Associated Press. The complaint claims that Marjorie Silva, owner of Denver's Azucar Bakery, discriminated against his beliefs.

"It's just horrible. It doesn't matter if, you know, if you're Catholic, or Jewish, or Christian, if I'm gay or not gay or whatever," Silva said, adding that she has made cakes regularly for all religious occasions. "We should all be loving each other. I mean, there's no reason to discriminate."

The Colorado Civil Rights Division is currently reviewing the case, and will determine if Silva will have to make the cake. If unresolved, the case could go to court. Silva has said that whatever the outcome, she will comply with the Civil Rights Division court orders.

"There's no law that says that a cake-maker has to write obscenities in the cake just because the customer wants it," Mark Silverstein, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union in Colorado told the Associated Press.

Earlier this year in a similar case, a cake shop in Colorado had to close after they refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple.  

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