Scott Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Masterpiece Cakeshop Case

June 4, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court handed down a ruling in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission:

“The Supreme Court’s narrow ruling did not address the core question of whether or not the couple was discriminated against based on sexual orientation. By avoiding the heart of the matter, the Court is allowing a dangerous level of uncertainty to continue to persist.

“In 1964, the Civil Rights Act was signed to protect people from illegal discrimination from businesses that open their doors to the public. This ruling highlights the need for Congress to pass the Equality Act and ensure that the LGBTQ community will have equal protection under the law. Additionally, it is a reminder that we must pass the Do No Harm Act, so the right to religious liberty will not be used as an excuse to discriminate.”

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