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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 7, 2018 Contact: Lauren Gray, NCLR Communications Director lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099 NCLR Statement in Response to Today’s Arizona Court Decision’s Reliance on Masterpiece Cakeshop to Reject Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination PHOENIX—The Arizona Court of Appeals today relied on this week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights...

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In 2012, Colorado residents David Mullins and Charlie Craig visited Masterpiece Cakeshop to order a cake for their upcoming wedding reception. Masterpiece owner Jack Phillips informed them that because of his religious beliefs, the store would not serve customers who wanted to order cakes to celebrate a same-sex couple’s wedding. The Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Colorado Court of Appeals both ruled that Masterpiece’s denial of service to Mullins and Craig violated the...

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