Major libertarian groups are backing cake baker’s First Amendment rights

The state of Colorado is seeking to force Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, to bake cakes that violate his deeply held religious beliefs. RICK WILKING/REUTERS/Newscom

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission on Dec. 5, in what will be one of the most closely watched cases of the term. This is the case of Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado, who declined to design a custom cake for a same-sex…