Women’s Leader Says U.S. Supreme Court Ruling In ‘Masterpiece Cakeshop’ Case Affirms Core Anti-Discrimination Principles

Statement of Debra L. Ness, President, National Partnership for Women & Families

“Discrimination is a plague that continues to diminish our country in countless ways. The Supreme Court used the Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission case to affirm the core principle that businesses must be open to all, and to acknowledge the right of LGBTQ people to live free from discrimination. The justices did not accept arguments that would have reversed progress on equal rights. This case was reversed based on issues that are germane only to it.

At the National Partnership for Women & Families, we are absolutely dedicated to eradicating discrimination in all its forms, and stand side-by-side with all our allies and partners in working tirelessly to achieve that goal.”

About the National Partnership

The National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy group dedicated to promoting fairness in the workplace, reproductive health and rights, access to quality, affordable health care and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family. More information is available at NationalPartnership.org.

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