In a 7-2 ruling, the Supreme Court decided that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission violated the rights of the Christian baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple. A ruling siding with someone who denies services to LGBT people is discouraging to say the least, especially as the Pride season kicks off.
However, many are coming out to condemn the decision and lift up the LGBT community.
\u201cWe are disappointed in today\u2019s narrow #Masterpiece #SCOTUS decision. But let\u2019s be clear: businesses do not have the right to discriminate against customers simply because of who they are or who they love. #OpenToAll https://t.co/I9KLveg4j2\u201d
— Jonathan Greenblatt (@Jonathan Greenblatt)
\u201cI\u2019m gay and agree with the #SCOTUS ruling. Masterpiece Cakeshop shouldn\u2019t be forced to hide their disdain for LGBT monogamy. They should be subject to whatever scrutiny their *opinion* of it warrants. I want to know who disagrees with my lifestyle so I don\u2019t give them my business\u201d
\u201cRepublicans want smaller and less intrusive government except when it comes to your body, partner or religion. They allow bigots to refuse service by sexual orientation and want to deny LGBT rights. Life, liberty and pursuit of happiness isn\u2019t one size fits all #SCOTUS\u201d
— \ud83d\udc89\u267b\ufe0f\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8 Christopher Zullo (@\ud83d\udc89\u267b\ufe0f\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8 Christopher Zullo)
\u201cAll the bigots celebrating better put a cork in their champagne. It was a NARROW ruling specific to this case only. #SCOTUS did not give businesses a license to discriminate or \u201cdeny protected persons equal access to goods and services.\u201d\u201d
— Ryan Knight \u262d\ud83d\udd4a (@Ryan Knight \u262d\ud83d\udd4a)
\u201cContrary to what you may read, #SCOTUS did not "rule in favor of the baker.\u201d It ruled against the CO Commission. When it comes time for #SCOTUS to rule on the merits, it was clear: So-called "Religious Freedom" can't be used to nullify the dignity of gay people in the marketplace\u201d
\u201cRemember everyone, if you have a "sincerely held religious belief" against someone wearing a MAGA hat, you no longer have to provide service to them.\n\nAnyone who has a problem with that should be against the Supreme Court's ruling today. It works both ways.\n\n #SCOTUS\u201d
\u201cyes hello I'd like to order 500 gay wedding cakes to be delivered to the Supreme Court please\u201d
— Jeff Tiedrich [retired account \u2014 see bio] (@Jeff Tiedrich [retired account \u2014 see bio])
\u201cNo business should be allowed to discriminate against any American based on who they are or who they love. Our constitution requires equal protection under the law. Full stop. https://t.co/fkGGs1pYXs\u201d
\u201cBigot the Baker wins his case!\n\nSo does this mean that the rest of us don't have to hire people like him whose "religion" is nothing more than scorn for people who are different? Religious freedom works both ways. Right?\n\nhttps://t.co/ysewXztwxN\u201d
— Richard W. Painter (@Richard W. Painter)
\u201cThough freedom of religion is an American value, discrimination is not. While this #SCOTUS decision does not change existing civil rights protections, it leaves the door wide open for religious exemptions to be used against LGBTQ people.\u201d
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