Court of Appeals No. 14CA1351.

370 P.3d 272 (2015)

2015 COA 115

Charlie CRAIG and David Mullins, Petitioners-Appellees, v. MASTERPIECE CAKESHOP, INC., and any successor entity, and Jack C. Phillips, Respondents-Appellants, and Colorado Civil Rights Commission, Appellee.

Colorado Court of Appeals, Div. I.

Announced August 13, 2015.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

King & Greisen, LLP, Paula Greisen , Denver, Colorado; Mark Silverstein , Sara R. Neel , Denver, Colorado; Ria Tabacco Mar , New York, New York, for Petitioners-Appellees.

Jeremy D. Tedesco , Scottsdale, Arizona; Michael J. Norton , Natalie L. Decker , Greenwood Village, Colorado; Nicolle H. Martin , Lakewood, Colorado, for Respondents-Appellants.

Cynthia H. Coffman , Attorney General, Stacy L. Worthington , Senior Assistant Attorney General, Denver, Colorado, for Appellee.

Arnold & Porter LLP, Thomas W. Stoever, Jr. , Holly A. Sterrett , Denver, Colorado, for Amicus Curiae National Center for Lesbian Rights.

Ayesha N. Khan , Washington, D.C.; for Amicus Curiae Americans United for Separation of Church and State and Freedom From Religion Foundation.

Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell, LLP, Craig R. May , Denver, Colorado, for Amicus Curiae Main Street Alliance, Hopscotch Bakery, and Gary's Auto Service; Mayer Brown LLP, Alex O. Kardon , Hannah Y.S. Chanoine , Rory K. Schneider , New York, New York; Mayer Brown, LLP, Richard B. Katskee , Washington, D.C.

Hogan Lovells U.S. LLP, Andrew C. Lillie , Jessica Black Livingston , Denver, Colorado, for Amici Curiae National Council of Jewish Women; Nehirim; People for the American Way Foundation; Reconciling Works; Lutherans For Full Participation; Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and Jewish Reconstructionist Communities; Religious Institute, Inc.; Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund; Anti-Defamation League; Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice; Central Conference of American Rabbis; Global Justice Institute; Hadassah, Women's Zionist Organization of America; Japanese American Citizens League; Keshet; Metropolitan Community Churches; More Light Presbyterians; T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights; Union for Reform Judaism; Women of Reform Judaism; and Women's League for Conservative Judaism.

Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber & Schreck, LLP, John V. McDermott , Richard B. Benenson , Lauren E. Schmidt , Denver, Colorado, for Amicus Curiae NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.

Reilly Pozner LLP, John M. McHugh , Anthony L. Giacomini , Denver, Colorado, for Amicus Curiae Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc., One Colorado and One Colorado Educational Fund.

¶ 1 This case juxtaposes the rights of complainants, Charlie Craig and David Mullins, under Colorado's public accommodations law to obtain a wedding cake to celebrate their same-sex marriage against the rights of respondents, Masterpiece Cakeshop, Inc., and its owner, Jack C. Phillips, who contend that requiring them...

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