LAKEWOOD- The United States Supreme Court is expected to release its decision any day now in the Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission case.
The case centers around a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.
In 2012, Charlie Craig and David Mullins were turned away when they attempted to order a wedding cake from Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood. It's owned by Jack Phillips.
The five-year-old legal battle between Phillips' confections and the affections of Charlie Craig and David Mullins tests the Constitution's guarantees of free speech and religion against state laws prohibiting discrimination.
Phillips is fighting for the rights of "creative artists" to choose what they will sell. Craig and Mullins are fighting for the rights of LGBT customers to choose what they will buy.
Thus far, Craig and Mullins have won at the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the state Court of Appeals. But the Supreme Court, bolstered by the addition of stalwart conservative and fellow Coloradan Neil Gorsuch, could be a different story.
The justices heard oral arguments late last year and expected to give their opinion any day now.