Gay couple sue over wedding cake snub

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A gay couple is pursuing a discrimination complaint against a US bakery, saying the business refused them a wedding cake to honour their ceremony and alleging that the owners have a history of turning away same-sex couples.

The case highlights a growing tension between gay rights advocates and supporters of religious freedom as more states move to legalise same-sex marriage and civil unions. Nationwide, 12 states now allow gay marriage.

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David Mullins and Charlie Craig filed the discrimination complaint against Jack Phillips after visiting his Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado last year.

The couple says Mr Phillips told them he would not make a cake for them when he found out it was to celebrate their wedding in Colorado after they got married in Massachusetts.

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