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In this 2014 file photo, Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips cracks eggs into a cake batter mixer inside his store in Lakewood, Colo. (Brennan Linsley/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
In this 2014 file photo, Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips cracks eggs into a cake batter mixer inside his store in Lakewood, Colo. (Brennan Linsley/AP)

In 2012, same-sex couple Charlie and David Mullins sought to purchase a wedding cake from Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado. The owner, Jack Philips, said he did not support same-sex marriage because of his religious beliefs and could not make a cake to celebrate one. Phillips said he would be happy to sell them other items.

The case, which was heard by the Supreme Court today, raised the central question of whether Philips had the right to refuse based on his religious beliefs about same-sex marriage, or if he violated public accommodations laws which require businesses to serve the public without discriminating based on race, gender, religion or sexual orientation.

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David French, attorney and senior writer for the National Review. He tweets @davidafrench.

Jenny Pizer, senior counsel and director of law and policy at Lambda Legal, which tweets @lambdalegal.

This segment aired on December 5, 2017.

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