Supreme Court Protects Opponent of Equal Marriage and Rules Against Colorado Anti-Discrimination Law

Supreme Court Protects Opponent of Equal Marriage and Rules Against Colorado Anti-Discrimination Law

June 30, 2023. DignityUSA is extremely disappointed with today's Supreme Court ruling that means that LGBTQIA+ citizens have less access to the  nation's businesses and services than others.

DignityUSA signed  an amicus brief in the 303 Creative L.L.C. v. Elenis case arguing that most people of faith, including the majority of Catholics, believe that religious belief should not be grounds to refuse service on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. And, the amicus brief notes: “…for many decades, this Court and the lower courts have recognized that people engaged in commercial activities open to the public cannot thwart anti-discrimination laws.” 

“We are heartbroken that this Pride Month ends with such a stark reminder that inequity and discrimination still make life harder for our community. We recommit ourselves to our longstanding mission of working for justice, equality, and full inclusion of LGBTQIA+ people in our church and society,” said Marianne Duddy-Burke, Executive Director, DignityUSA.

Following is the complete list of signers of the amicus brief that DignityUSA joined:

Muslim Advocates · Columbia Law School’s Law, Rights & Religion Project · Americans United for Separation of Church and State · Auburn Seminary · Bayard Rustin Liberation Initiative · Bend the Arc · Central Conference of American Rabbis · DignityUSA · Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc. · Interfaith Alliance Foundation · Jewish Women International · Men of Reform Judaism · Methodist Federation for Social Action · Metropolitan Community Church, Global Justice Institute · Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity · Muslim Girl · Muslim Public Affairs Council · National Council of Jewish Women, Inc. 3 · National LGBTQ+ Bar Association · New Jersey Muslim Lawyers Association · New Ways Ministry · Sadhana: Coalition of Progressive Hindus · Sakhi for South Asian Women · Secular Student Alliance · Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund · The Sikh Coalition · Soulforce, Inc. · T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights · Union for Reform Judaism · Women of Reform Judaism