Colorado commission orders baker to make cakes for gay weddings

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A state panel is ordering a Colorado baker to make cakes for gay weddings when asked.

Colorado's Civil Rights Commission on Friday upheld a judge's ruling that baker Jack Phillips cannot refuse to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples. The panel says doing so violates state laws prohibiting businesses from discriminating against gay people.

Phillips is a devout Christian who says he will make other cakes for gay couples but not ones for weddings. He was sued by a gay couple after refusing to make a cake for their reception.

The commission also ordered Phillips' business to make quarterly reports for two years on any anti-discrimination training for staff and on any other gay couples turned away. Phillips can appeal the ruling to the state court of appeals.

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