STATEMENT: Equality Florida Calls on Businesses to Make Clear They're #OpenToAll

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Posted on June 4, 2018 - 2:44pm by Brittany.

 

Following U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Masterpiece,
Equality Florida Calls On Businesses To Make Clear They Are #OpenToAll

 
June 4, 2018 -- Equality Florida, the state's largest LGBTQ civil rights organization, released the following statement from Executive Director Nadine Smith following today's Supreme Court ruling in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission:

“Today’s United States Supreme Court ruling in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case is a mix of good news and bad. 

“The good news is while the court sided, in part, with the baker, the ruling is very narrow and specific to the Colorado case, and the Supreme Court actually reaffirmed nondiscrimination protections. This ruling does not give businesses a license to discriminate. 

“The bad news is that those who do seek to discriminate against the LGBTQ community will be emboldened further by this ruling. We can expect to see more discriminatory legislation as extremists continue their attacks in the courts and the legislature. 

“Right now, we need businesses large and small to make clear that they stand on the side of equality.

"Business can boldy show they are open to all by visiting EqualityFlorida.org/OpenToAll to receive a special window decal. 

“The bottomline: Don't spend money with companies that refuse to stand up for equality.”

 

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OpenDoorsFlorida.org is a mobile-friendly statewide business directory that spotlights businesses, faith organizations, and other venues with LGBTQ inclusive nondiscrimination policies.



Equality Florida Institute is the largest civil rights organization dedicated to securing full equality for Florida's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. www.equalityflorida.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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