Content Filed Under: Masterpiece

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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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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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."
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Thousands of Voices Relay Support for LGBTQ Non-Discrimination in U.S. Supreme Court Case

By Adam Polaski • October 30, 2017, 6:59 pm The briefs speak with a unified message: Americans want to be sure that all people, including LGBTQ people, are treated fairly and equally when accessing public businesses.
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Small Businesses Support LGBTQ Non-Discrimination in U.S. Supreme Court Case

By Adam Polaski • October 30, 2017, 3:11 pm Freedom for All Americans is proud to have partnered with these organizations on the development and outreach for this brief, amplifying the argument and identifying key small businesses to add their voices and stories to the narrative. 
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Colorado’s Republican Attorney General Defends LGBTQ Non-Discrimination in Brief to Supreme Court

By Adam Polaski • October 25, 2017, 4:02 pm "Nondiscrimination is not a Democratic or Republican value — it’s about freedom and opportunity for all and the right of all families to work hard and care for themselves."
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Colorado Civil Rights Commission & ACLU Defend LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Law in Supreme Court Briefs

By Adam Polaski • October 24, 2017, 9:42 am On October 23 the respondents in the United States Supreme Court case Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission filed their opening briefs outlining why Colorado's state law prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity should remain intact.
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New Polling Shows Majority of Americans Oppose Religious-Based Refusals of Service

By George Simpson • October 12, 2017, 4:23 pm A non-partisan organization has released more evidence underlining Americans’ strong national opposition to restricting rights for LGBT people.