The Colorado cake shop owner at the center of a recent Supreme Court battle over religious rights after he turned away a same-sex couple is facing a new legal battle after allegedly refusing to serve a transgender woman.
NBC News reported that the state Civil Rights Commission found Jack Phillips discriminated against Autumn Scardina, who requested a cake to celebrate the anniversary of her gender transition.
Phillips’ lawyers responded to the decision with a lawsuit this week claiming that the commission is determined to “crush” the Christian business owner.
“After Phillips defended himself all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and won, he thought Colorado’s hostility toward his faith was over,” the court document reads. “He was wrong.”