Supreme Court takes on new clash of gay rights, religion

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As the justices issue the final rulings of their current term, the U.S. Supreme Court is set to rule on Monday in a closely watched religious rights case.

The Colorado Supreme Court subsequently refused to hear the case, prompting Phillips to appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The court in the coming days is also expected to act on President Donald Trump's emergency request seeking to revive his travel ban on people entering the United States from six Muslim-majority countries, which was blocked by lower courts.

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Phillips brought the case after an administrative law judge and the Colorado Civil Rights Commission concluded he had violated the state's anti-discrimination statute when he turned down wedding-cake business from David Mullins and Charlie Craig.

The decision to take on the case reflects renewed energy among the court's conservative justices, whose ranks have recently been bolstered by the addition of Justice Neil Gorsuch to the high court. The owner told them he couldn't contribute to a same-sex marriage. Phillips has said that if he were required to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple it would constitute coerced speech. The American Civil Liberties Union in 2012 filed a complaint on behalf of Mullins and Craig, saying Phillips had violated Colorado state law barring businesses from refusing service based on race, sex, marital status or sexual orientation.

Mr. Phillips, who calls himself a cake artist, argued that two parts of the First Amendment - its protections for free expression and religious freedom - overrode a Colorado anti-discrimination law and allowed him to refuse to create a custom wedding cake. The commission chose to bring a discrimination case against the bakery, and the state's top court upheld that decision.

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The Colorado Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal from Phillips.

The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled that Phillips can not cite his religious beliefs in his refusal to provide a service to same-sex couples.

Nearly certainly, the case is the first in which lawyers petition the Supreme Court with citations from "The Essential Guide to Cake Decorating".

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According to Roger Parloff at the New Yorker, which has a helpful rundown of the case, legal experts are unsure of how the Supreme Court will rule.

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