Masterpiece Cakeshop Files Suit Against Colorado Civil Rights Commission The new lawsuit alleges that Colorado violated Phillips' First Amendment right to practice his faith and 14th Amendment right to equal protection, citing commission rulings upholding other bakers' refusal to make cakes exhibiting hate messages. "For over six years now, Colorado has been on a crusade to crush Plaintiff Jack Phillips ... because its officials despise what he believes and how he practices his faith," the suit claims. "This lawsuit is necessary to stop Colorado's continuing persecution of Phillips." A reasonable person would just choose another Baker. A religious bigot would sue the Baker to force him to do something against his religious beliefs. The Colorado Civil Rights Commission is harassing Phillips for his religion.