Today’s Supreme Court ruling in favor of the Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado is very narrow and applies specifically to this case, and is not likely to have any impact on future cases.
In today’s ruling, the court focused on the manner in which the Colorado Civil Rights Commission handled their decision in the matter. Some of the commissioners made public comments that were anti-religious, and because of that, the court ruled that Masterpiece Cakeshop was not treated fairly.
The court’s ruling did not pave a path for businesses to discriminate against any class of protected persons. Instead, they reaffirmed that States could pass legislation protecting persons from discrimination including the LGBTQ+ community.
THE NEXT GENERATION OF GEORGIA LEADERSHIP MUST STEP UP AND PASS COMPREHENSIVE ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LEGISLATION TO PROTECT ALL GEORGIANS.
Georgia is one of three states that lack comprehensive anti-discrimination protections (South Carolina and Mississippi are the other two) and recent efforts to pass legislation that would protect Georgians failed. So we must do more. We have to continue to fight discrimination in our state by contacting our legislators and demanding they support anti-discrimination laws in Georgia, and we must send new leadership to the Gold Dome this November. Support candidates that stand for an inclusive and progressive Georgia.