Denver’s CBS News affiliate reports:
A Colorado baker who won a partial victory at the U.S. Supreme Court in 2018 for refusing to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple violated the state’s anti-discrimination law by refusing to make a birthday cake for a transgender woman, a state judge has ruled.
Denver District Judge A. Bruce Jones said Autumn Scardina was denied a cake that was blue on the outside and pink on the inside to celebrate her gender transition on her birthday because of her transgender status in violation of the law.
The Colorado Sun reports:
Scardina, an attorney, attempted to order the cake on the same day in 2017 that the U.S. Supreme Court announced it would hear Phillips’ appeal in the wedding cake case.
Scardina said she wanted to “challenge the veracity” of Phillips statements that he would serve LGBT customers, but her attempt to get a cake was not a “set up” intended to file a lawsuit, Jones said.
The baker reportedly accepted the initial order for the cake but then refused to make it after being told what it was for. The cake was to bear no message. The fine is $500.
BREAKING: A court has ruled Jack Phillips should be punished for not designing a cake celebrating a gender transition, an act that would violate his conscience.
Jack has been enduring this harassment for a decade and it must STOP.@AllianceDefends will appeal this decision.
— Kristen Waggoner (@KWaggonerADF) June 16, 2021