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The Supreme Court Building is seen in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) The Supreme Court Building is seen in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a case involving a Lakewood baker who refused service to a same-sex couple on Tuesday.

In 2012, two men went into the Masterpiece Cakeshop hoping to buy a wedding cake. The owner, Jack Phillips, refused service to the couple, saying same-sex marriage goes against his faith. 

Phillips now gets to argue before the high court that he's an artist who should not be compelled to create a cake that contradicts his religious views.

The couple took their case to the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, who ruled in their favor. The Colorado Court of Appeals also upheld that decision.

Experts say a Supreme Court ruling for the cake shop could strike down Colorado's public accommodation law and others like it. However, a ruling against the shop would not force every state in the U.S. to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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