Jul 10, 6 pm – Does the Recent Supreme Court Decision in Masterpiece Allow Businesses to Deny Service Based on Religion?

 Protesters gather in front of the Supreme Court on the day the court is to hear the case Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, in December 2017. Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/Sipa via AP Images
Protesters gather in front of the Supreme Court on the day the court is to hear the case Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, in December 2017. Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/Sipa via AP Images

Charlie Craig and David Mullins were planning their wedding reception and went to Masterpiece Cakeshop to order their wedding cake. The bakery turned them away, using religion as as the justification to refuse to serve the couple. The Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Colorado Court of Appeals determined the bakery violated a state civil-rights law when it turned the couple away. In the June 2018 decision, the Supreme Court held that the commission’s decision-making process was biased. 

On Tuesday, July 10, at 6 pm, in the basement of the Evans Library, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd, Evans, GA, we’re going to listen to an expert discussion of the case & then discuss its implications and strategies for mitigation.

If you have experienced a denial of service based on religious belief and you are willing to share your experience in a public event, contact Ayman Fadel at (706) 284-3002 to participate in the program.

For information on the Masterpiece case & decision, visit the page Americans United for Separation of Church and State has created.

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