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This opportunity goes out to all creative professionals—cake designers, floral artists, photographers, graphic designers, printers, authors, poets, speech writers, editors, publishers, marketers, filmmakers, tattoo artists, sculptors, and painters.

Government has grown increasingly hostile to artistic and expressive freedom. Many now insist that government officials have the power to force creative professionals, like the many listed above, to create art for events or ideas that conflict with their consciences. This is exactly what the State of Colorado has done to Jack Phillips, a cake artist who owns Masterpiece Cakeshop. Although Jack gladly serves all customers, he cannot design cakes to celebrate all events or convey all messages. Disregarding Jack’s constitutionally protected conscience rights, the State of Colorado ordered him to custom-create cakes that celebrate same-sex weddings—an event that violates his convictions.

In the upcoming months, the United States Supreme Court will hear his case, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, and decide whether the state’s mandate violates Jack’s artistic freedom.

What’s at Stake:

The liberty of all creative professionals to be free from making art or engaging in expression that violates their deeply held beliefs, whether religious or secular in nature.

Where You Come In:

Regardless of whether you would create art to celebrate a same-sex marriage, now is the time for creative professionals to defend their creative freedom. If the Supreme Court says that the government has the power to dictate what one artist creates, other creative professionals could be left without key legal protections and forced to make art or create expression that conflicts with their core convictions. For some, that might be art bearing a Confederate flag; for others, expression celebrating a presidential inauguration; and for still others, a graphic design opposing same-sex marriage. But for all creative professionals, it will spell the loss of freedom.

So stand for all creative professionals’ freedom to create today and join a friend-of-the-court brief explaining to the U.S. Supreme Court that the government cannot coerce artistic expression. You will be joining with other creative professionals from across the country, all of whom have added their voices by signing on to this important friend-of-the-court brief.


Please read the “fine print.” It’s important!

  • Even though you’re signing today, once the legal brief is complete, you’ll be sent a copy via e-mail so that you can opt-out if you no longer wish to join. There is no cost to you, and you will not be responsible for any fees associated with the brief.
  • The only information that will be shared with the Court is your name, creative profession, and state of residence. All other contact information, including your e-mail, is provided in case the legal team needs to contact you about the legal brief.
  • By signing on to this brief, you will receive free legal representation that is limited to submitting the brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on your behalf

If you have questions, please e-mail The brief is being prepared by the legal team at the Center for Religious Expression.


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