Bloomberg Law
Jan. 26, 2023, 8:56 PMUpdated: Jan. 26, 2023, 9:30 PM

Baker From Prior Supreme Court Case Must Serve Trans Woman (1)

Alex Ebert
Alex Ebert
Staff Correspondent

The Colorado baker who scored a victory in the US Supreme Court’s gay wedding cake case was dealt a blow Thursday after a state appeals court said he can’t refuse a transgender customer’s pink and blue birthday cake order.

The case marks another round of landmark First Amendment litigation for Jack Phillips, the baker who brought his fight with Colorado’s Civil Rights Commission to the Supreme Court in 2018 when he refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple.

Thursday’s decision dives once again into the muddy waters of federal legal protections for religion and speech. Unlike in ...