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LWV Responds to Supreme Court Decision Legalizing Discrimination Against Same-Sex Couples

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WASHINGTON — Today, League of Women Voters of the United States President Dr. Deborah Turner issued the following statement after the Supreme Court held that a Colorado website designer may discriminate against same-sex couples in her wedding website business based upon her right to free expression under the First Amendment.  

“No one deserves to be discriminated against based on who they are or who they love. Today’s dangerous Supreme Court ruling condones discrimination and calls it protected free speech. Our right to free speech should never be used as a weapon for discrimination. Today’s decision rolls back decades of progress in anti-discrimination protections in this country. The League will continue to support the LGBTQIA+ community in their fight against discrimination.”  

Learn more about this case at LWV's Legal Center.


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