DENVER (AP) — A Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony is defending his decision.
An attorney for Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver says the baker has a right not to spread a message with which he disagrees.
But a lawyer representing a gay couple argued that the baker's faith doesn't give him a right to discriminate.
An administrative judge in Colorado's Civil Rights Commission heard the case Wednesday morning. A ruling is expected later this week.
The bakery owner faces a $500 fine if the judge rules he illegally discriminated against the couple.