ICYMI: Nadler Statement on the Masterpiece Cakeshop SCOTUS Case

Dec 6, 2017 Issues: LGBT Rights, Civil Liberties

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Yesterday, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), acting Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the followed statement on the Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission Supreme Court case:

“Today, as the Supreme Court hears arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a case that has the potential to shape our country for decades, we must stand together to yet again say that every American, regardless of their race, gender, religion or sexual orientation, deserves equal opportunity and rights in our country. This case strikes at the underlying premise of our nation – that all individuals are created equal, and deserve to be treated as such. Every American deserves the ability to go into a store, medical office or restaurant and be served. The Supreme Court must not create a license to discriminate, where any individual, citing religious beliefs, can ignore nondiscrimination laws and systematically attempt to disadvantage groups they dislike. For a fair and equal society, businesses must be open to all.”

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