Content Filed Under: Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission

The U.S. Supreme Court is right now considering Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Craig and Mullins, which concerns a business owner in Colorado who denied service to a same-sex couple because of their sexual orientation. The business owner seeks a religious exemption to a longstanding non-discrimination law in Colorado prohibiting discrimination in public accommodations based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Here’s a look at the latest news at this case, brought forward by the ACLU:


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This Legal Case is ADF’s Latest Desperate Attempt to Roll Back LGBTQ Protections

By Shane Stahl • April 23, 2018, 6:19 pm Take a closer look at the '303 Creative' case, the latest anti-LGBTQ argument being pushed by ADF (Alliance Defending Freedom), one of the nation's most powerful organizations advocating for shameful discrimination against LGBTQ Americans.
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New Ad From Movement Advancement Project Highlights “Open to All” Business Campaign

By Shane Stahl • March 13, 2018, 1:37 pm Our partners at the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) today released a new ad featuring small business owners as part of their “Open to All” campaign, the effort to promote businesses being inclusive of LGBTQ people.
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Nine Ways Freedom for All Americans Advanced LGBTQ Equal Treatment in 2017

By Shane Stahl • December 21, 2017, 1:40 pm The LGBTQ community fought battles to protect our progress and advance equality at the local, state and federal levels in 2017. The entire team at Freedom For All Americans was proud to support or lead on these efforts along the way.
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D.C.’s Oldest Brewery, DC Brau: Discrimination is Bad for Business

By Shane Stahl • December 8, 2017, 10:24 am DC Brau is just one of hundreds of businesses who are working with Freedom For All Americans on our new Small Businesses Against LGBTQ Discrimination program.
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THIS WEEKEND: 100+ Congregations Celebrate National Weekend of Prayer for LGBTQ Justice Before SCOTUS Case

By Adam Polaski • December 2, 2017, 9:57 am Throughout the weekend of prayer, faith leaders, congregations, and clergy are dedicating their services, sermons, and prayers to LGBTQ nondiscrimination and the importance of equal treatment for all.
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Montel Williams Narrates New Video About LGBTQ Supreme Court Case in #OpenToAll Campaign

By Adam Polaski • December 1, 2017, 11:41 am "As a conservative, I believe in personal freedom and limited government. As a black American, I know how it feels to face discrimination because of who you are."
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Across the Country, 500+ Small Businesses Support LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Protections

By Adam Polaski • November 30, 2017, 11:32 am Days before the United States Supreme Court argument in 'Masterpiece Cakeshop,' 500+ small businesses are uniting to show their support for LGBTQ nondiscrimination.
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Freedom for All Americans Joins #OpenToAll Campaign Ahead of Landmark Arguments in ‘Masterpiece’

By Adam Polaski • November 29, 2017, 1:49 pm Freedom for All Americans is standing with other LGBTQ organizations and allies from across the country today in joining the #OpenToAll campaign, a coalition effort aimed at highlighting the broad support for laws that ensure all Americans are treated equally.
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We’ve Seen This Before: Masterpiece Arguments Echo Prior Non-Discrimination Fights

By George Simpson • November 27, 2017, 1:06 pm On December 5, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a case that could have dramatic consequences for the movement to secure LGBTQ-inclusive non-discrimination protections nationwide.
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Giving Thanks and Moving Forward in the Movement for LGBTQ Non-Discrimination

By Shane Stahl • November 22, 2017, 11:59 am Today on Thanksgiving,  Freedom For All Americans is focusing all that we have to be grateful for.
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Small Business Leaders Defend LGBTQ Non-Discrimination & Equal Treatment for All

November 10, 2017, 10:25 am

Across the country, small business leaders are speaking out about the need for LGBTQ-inclusive non-discrimination law. An upcoming Supreme Court case has shined the spotlight now more than ever on the need to treat all customers equally and with respect – and small business owners know that businesses open to the public must be open to everyone.

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Mississippi Architect: Why Discrimination is Bad for Business

November 3, 2017, 6:50 pm Though Jeff thinks it’s important to draw upon his expertise if a client is making a bad decision about a building project, he explained that “in no way, shape, or form would I ever consider (nor do I think anyone should consider) telling people they’re living a certain way or the wrong way.
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Members of Congress File Amicus Brief in Colorado Discrimination Case

By Shane Stahl • November 1, 2017, 4:47 pm This week more than 200 members of Congress submitted an amicus brief in support of LGBTQ-inclusive non-discrimination protections to the United States Supreme Court.
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Nearly 1,300 Faith Leaders File SCOTUS Brief Saying Religious Beliefs Do Not Justify Discrimination

By Adam Polaski • October 31, 2017, 7:07 pm Nearly 1,300 clergy and faith leaders representing 500,000 congregants from approximately 50 unique faith traditions across the U.S. joined together this week to send a clear message that businesses open to the public must serve all.
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Colorado Photographer Outlines Difference Between Art and Commerce in LGBTQ Discrimination Case

October 31, 2017, 6:37 pm "No one is preventing this baker from creating beautiful cake works of art. No one is infringing on that right. But as soon as he put up that shingle and said, 'I'm a bakery, open for business, it's different."