Denver, Colo., Mar 5, 2019 / 17:38 pm
On Tuesday both Colorado and Masterpiece Cakeshop agreed to drop their ongoing litigation, ending a more than six-year-long legal battle.
Colorado Civil Rights Commission will dismiss the state action against Masterpiece. Jack Phillips, the owner, will in turn dismiss his federal case against Colorado.
"After careful consideration of the facts, both sides agreed it was not in anyone's best interest to move forward with these cases. The larger constitutional issues might well be decided down the road, but these cases will not be the vehicle for resolving them," Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser said March 5.
He added that "Equal justice for all will continue to be a core value that we will uphold as we enforce our state's and nation's civil rights laws."