Content Filed Under: Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Craig and Mullins in June 2018, providing a narrow win for a business owner in Colorado who denied service to a same-sex couple because of their sexual orientation, but in the opinion authored by Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote that discrimination against LGBTQ people is itself unlawful. The business owner sought 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 history of the case, brought forward by the ACLU:
THIS WEEKEND: 100+ Congregations Celebrate National Weekend of Prayer for LGBTQ Justice Before SCOTUS CaseBy 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.
Montel Williams Narrates New Video About LGBTQ Supreme Court Case in #OpenToAll CampaignBy 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."
Across the Country, 500+ Small Businesses Support LGBTQ Non-Discrimination ProtectionsBy 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.
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.
We’ve Seen This Before: Masterpiece Arguments Echo Prior Non-Discrimination FightsBy 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.
Giving Thanks and Moving Forward in the Movement for LGBTQ Non-DiscriminationBy 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.
Small Business Leaders Defend LGBTQ Non-Discrimination & Equal Treatment for AllNovember 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.