The Supreme Court has decided to review the case of a Christian baker forced to violate his religious conscience

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court is taking on a new clash between gay rights and religion in a case about a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in Colorado.
The justices said Monday they will consider whether a baker who objects to same-sex marriage on religious grounds can refuse to make a wedding cake for a gay couple.
The case asks the high court to balance the religious rights of the baker against the couple's right to equal treatment under the law.
Similar disputes have popped up across the United States, including Gresham. The case of the the Sweet Cakes by Melissa bakers made national headlines after refusing to bake a cake for a lesbian couple's wedding, and landed before the Oregon Court of Appeals.
The decision to take on the case reflects renewed energy among the court's conservative justices, whose ranks have recently been bolstered by the addition of Justice Neil Gorsuch to the high court.