June 2019 – In June 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Christian baker Jack Phillips after the Colorado Civil Rights Commission had fined him (in 2017) for refusing to design a cake for a same sex wedding.
Just two weeks after its 2018 loss to Phillips, the persistent CCRC came after Phillips again with vengeance and more fines when he declined to design a cake to celebrate a “gender transition.”
In early March, the CCRC dropped its second lawsuit against Phillips after overwhelming evidence of additional government hostility toward religious freedom came to light.
One such instance of more CCRC hostility involved a June 2018 public meeting in which members of CCRC voiced support for former member Diann Rice’s position that religious liberty is “one of the most despicable pieces of rhetoric that people can use … to use their religion to hurt others.”
In response to the plaintiff dropping charges in the second lawsuit, Phillips agreed to withdraw his suit against the state for ongoing harassment.
washingtontimes.com, 3/5/19; onenewsnow.com, 3/5/19