The Pantagraph reports that the ACLU has gone to court in Colorado against a wedding vendor who refused to do business with a gay couple planning their post nuptial party. Colorado allows Civil Unions, yet, David Mullins and Charlie Craig were turned away when they tried to place an order for a wedding cake at the Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver with the owner claiming a conflict with his own religious beliefs. The ACLU of Illinois is representing a couple from Mattoon, Illinois before the Illinois Human Rights Commission. The couple was turned away by two bed & breakfast facilities because they were gay.
"(His) faith, whatever it may have to say about marriage for same-sex couples or the expressive power of a wedding cake, does not give the respondents a license to discriminate," Amanda Goad, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union, told an administrative judge in Colorado's Civil Rights Commission.