An appeals court has ruled that Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips cannot refuse to handcraft a cake "celebrating" an individual's gender "transition from male to female," even though the action violates his Christian beliefs. Judges denied Phillips had been "set up" by the customer, a personal injury attorney who also asked the evangelical Christian to bake a cake depicting Satan smoking marijuana. The court proceedings in this chapter of his legal saga singled out Phillips's refusal to use someone's preferred pronouns as proof of discrimination.
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