DENVER (AP) The Colorado Civil Rights Division has rejected arguments from a man who said a bakery discriminated against his religion when it refused to make a cake with a gay slur.

The state ruled Friday that Azucar Bakery had a right not to make the cake on the grounds that the message on the cakes could be considered derogatory.

Officials say William Jack wanted a cake showing two groomsmen with a red "X'' over them, along with Bible verses about homosexuality being a sin.

The state said the bakery would have treated any other customer the same way.

The bakery owner did not return a phone call seeking comment on Sunday and a phone number for Jack could not be located.