Owner Says He'd Close Before Selling Wedding Cake to Gay Couple

BY Lucas Grindley

August 02 2012 6:40 PM ET

Jack Phillips versus the couple

The owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop says he's rather close than sell a cake to a gay couple for their wedding.

Dave Mullin and Charlie Craig are getting married in Provincetown and then headed to Denver for a reception with family. So they inquired at the cake shop only to be turned away, being told the shop's operators "don't serve gay weddings."

A petition calling for a boycott has nearly 5,000 signatures, but owner Jack Phillips told KCNC-TV no protests or petition will change his mind.

"If it came to that point, then we would close down the bakery before we compromised our beliefs," Phillips told the station.

Watch the report below.

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