Masterpiece Cakeshop, Inc. v. Craig (Colorado)

A Colorado bakery refused to make a cake for a same-sex couple’s wedding, citing religious disagreement with such unions, and was sued under Colorado’s Anti-Discrimination Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.  The bakery argued that it should be exempt from the statute’s reach for a number of reasons, including that it had not discriminated on the basis of sexual orientation and that its decision was protected by the First Amendment.  Our amicus brief on behalf of Colorado’s small business community argued that those arguments were incorrect and that broad and uniform application of anti-discrimination laws is good for the economy.


Amicus Brief