the supreme court narrowly ruled in favor of bakery owner jack phillips, but it did not rule that the constitution grants the right to discriminate, vanita gupta says. Supreme court sides with baker who refused to make gay wedding cake this article is more than 1 year old court rules in favor of masterpiece cakeshop, but doesnt address principle of whether a. the supreme court ruled in favor of a colorado baker who refused to bake a cake to celebrate the marriage of a same sex couple because of a religious objection. phillips claimed victory, but it was unclear if the courts ruling would permit him to refuse future gay or lesbian customers seeking wedding cakes. with the ruling, phillips could face a penalty if he continues to deny wedding cakes to same-sex couples. April 2016 the colorado supreme court declined to hear the appeal from phillips. washington the supreme court on monday ruled in favor of a colorado baker who had refused to create a wedding cake for a gay couple. the supreme court ruled in support of a baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple, citing his christian faith. Ilya shapiro of the cato institute has more on the high courts. abc news nightline spoke to cake artist jack phillips and married couple charles craig and dave mullins last week, before the supreme courts ruling monday in phillips favor. Uk supreme court backs bakery that refused to make gay marriage cake this article is more than 1 year old judges find in favour of appeal, ruling there was no discrimination on grounds of sexual.