A gay couple in Colorado will not behaving their cake and eating it too. That's because, Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cake Shop in Lakewood, refuses to bake a wedding cake for Dave Mullin and Charlie Craig's wedding.
"My first comment was, 'We're getting married,' and he just shut that down immediately," Craig told CBS Denver of his experience in the Lakewood cake shop.
The pair, who dated for two years before getting engaged, were shocked at the store's policy, having expected to pay more than $1000 for the cake and spend a full day testing different varieties.
After posting about the discrimination on Facebook, the response has been huge, with gay and lesbian rights protestors targeting the bakery and calling for local residents to boycott the shop.
According to The Daily Mail, Phillips has received more than 1,000 angry messages about his stance, which he claims is not anti-gay.
"If gays come in and want to order birthday cakes or any cakes for any occasion, graduations, or whatever, I have no prejudice against that whatsoever," Phillips said.
"It's just the wedding cake, not the people, not their lifestyle."
He admitted to having refused homosexual couples wedding cakes before and said he would close his cake shop before he compromised his beliefs on gay marriage.
What do you think about him denying the gay couple?
Britney writes on Facebook: I wrote a letter to the bakery expressing my feelings on the matter- of course I did not receive a reply. This was featured on Wipeout Homophobia On Facebook, so I feel confident they'll lose a significant amount of business over it!
John writes on Facebook: He should be able to make cakes for whom ever he wants.IT'S HIS BUSINESS!If you're not happy with that,go to someone else.If I was in his business,I wouldn't either.I don't support gay marriage.