The US Supreme Court has ruled in favour of the baker in Colorado who refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple.
The Colorado state court had found that baker, Jack Phillips’ decision to turn away David Mullins and Charlie Craig in 2012 was unlawful discrimination.
But the Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the decision violated Mr Phillips’ rights, in a 7-2 vote.
Mr Phillips cited his religious beliefs in refusing service.
The conservative Christian argued “creative artists” have a right to decide what they sell.
The Supreme Court majority opinion wrote that the cake scenario was “an instructive example” of “the application of constitutional freedoms in new contexts”.
Colorado is one of 22 states that include sexual orientation in its anti-discrimination law, which allowed Mr Craig and Mr Mullins to win their case before the state’s Civil Rights Commission.
But the Supreme Court’s verdict ruled that the Colorado commission had been biased against Mr Phillips.