Supreme Court’s anti-LGBTQ ruling opens the door to discrimination
On this edition of Your Call, we discuss the 6-3 Supreme Court ruling in favor of Lorie Smith, an evangelical Christian website designer in Colorado who said she should not have to provide services to an engaged same-sex couple due to her religious beliefs.
Smith was represented by the Alliance Defending Freedom, a conservative Christian legal advocacy organization, which is listed as an anti-LGBTQ hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
When contacted by The New Republic, Stewart, the man named in the suit, says he never ordered anything from Smith and was married to a woman when the request was reportedly made.
The three liberal justices who dissented and legal experts say this ruling will lead to a wide range of discrimination.
Darcy Hirsh, senior director of policy and advocacy at the Interfaith Alliance
Elizabeth Reiner Platt, director of the law, rights and religion project at Columbia Law School
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