By agreeing to file the lawsuit on Tuesday, the High Court limited its appeal to consider only the free speech claim. The court declined to hear another question raised by the lawsuit. Whether Colorado law violates religious liberty precedent and whether courts should consider overturning that precedent.
A panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Denver last year backed Colorado. The two-for-one decision showed that the state has a strong interest in protecting members of her LBGTQ community from discrimination.