Supreme Court Reverses Masterpiece Decision, but Leaves State Non-discrimination Protections Intact
June 4, 2018

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The U.S. Supreme Court just ruled for a bakery that refused to sell a cake to a same-sex couple. The Court did recognize the dangers of anti-LGBT discrimination and left the state’s non-discrimination law in tact, but it didn’t bring the clarity that we needed.

Today’s ruling in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case wasn’t issued by happenstance: It’s the latest peak in a national, coordinated campaign to weaken and eliminate existing non-discrimination laws protecting LGBT people.

And next on the list is Massachusetts, where the same anti-equality forces behind today’s Masterpiece ruling are determined to make our Commonwealth the first state in the country to repeal existing protections for transgender people at the ballot box.

Today’s ruling undoubtedly will embolden our opponents. They want to make Massachusetts a national example. They’ve even admitted to the press: If they can undo basic protections for transgender people here, they can import their dangerous agenda everywhere.

This campaign is on the front lines of upholding protections for transgender people not only in Massachusetts, but nationwide. And if today’s SCOTUS ruling tells us anything, it’s that we have to fight harder than we ever thought possible if we’re going to win in November.

We won’t let anti-LGBT forces roll back the clock in Massachusetts. Pitch in $10 now, and let’s respond to today’s ruling with an unwavering commitment to upholding transgender protections in MA.


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