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Court hears discrimination case over wedding cake

By Associated Press
Published On: Dec 04 2013 08:41:24 AM CST
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DENVER -

A discrimination complaint over a Colorado bakery's refusal to make a wedding cake for a gay couple is being heard in a Denver court.

At issue in the complaint from David Mullins and Charlie Craig against Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver is whether religious freedom can protect a business from discrimination allegations by gay couples.
    
An administrative judge in Colorado's Civil Rights Commission is scheduled to hear arguments in the case Wednesday morning. It's unknown whether a ruling in the case will come the same day.
    
The American Civil Liberties Union initiated the process last year on behalf of the couple last year.
    
The bakery owner faces up to a year in prison if the court rules against him and he continues to refuse to make wedding cakes for gay couples.

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