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A baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony must serve gay couples despite his religious beliefs or face fines, a judge said Friday.

The order says the cake-maker must “cease and desist from discriminating” against gay couples. Although the judge did not impose fines in this case, the business will face penalties if it continues to turn away gay couples who want to buy cakes.

A similar is pending in Washington state, where a florist is accused of refusing service for a same-sex wedding. In New Mexico, the state Supreme Court ruled in August that an Albuquerque business was wrong to decline to photograph a same-sex couple’s commitment ceremony.

Colorado has a constitutional ban against gay marriage but allows civil unions. The civil union law, which passed earlier this year, does not provide religious protections for businesses.

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    businesses are allowed to refuse service to anyone for any reason, even if that reason is that the proprietor is a...
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    OI YES WHAT THE FUCKBALLS I AM NOT OK WITH THIS
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    ^ above statement = true. Also, does anyone else think that the dude in the purple shirt kinda, possibly, maybe,...
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    Thank God there are a few sensible people left in the world. One of the main arguments for years has been that gay...
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    For thirteen years, since I was in seventh grade, I have spoken loudly in favor of equality between gays and straights....
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    Plus, how smart is it to mess with people who prepare your food?
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    Yes, yes, yes, yes, to this. Your opinion may be unpopular, but I share it. No ruling, no government, no law should...
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    I think discriminating against customers for things like sexuality should definitely be illegal. Hope they get their...
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