Court hears discrimination case over wedding cake for gay couple

DENVER - A discrimination complaint over a Colorado bakery's refusal to make a wedding cake for a gay couple was heard in a Denver court Wednesday.

The Colorado Attorney General's office filed a formal complaint in June after the ACLU initiated the process last year on behalf of David Mullins and Charlie Craig. They say Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver refused to make a cake for them when they told the owner it was to celebrate their Massachusetts wedding in a reception in Colorado.

Attorney Nicolle Martin, who is representing the shop owner, says it's a case about honoring people's religious beliefs.

An administrative judge in Colorado's Civil Rights Commission heard arguments in the case Wednesday morning and indicated a ruling on the future of the case would be delivered by the end of the day Friday.

The bakery owner faces up to a year in prison if the court rules against him and he continues to refuse to make wedding cakes for gay couples.

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