Statement From A.G. Barbara Underwood On Masterpiece Cakeshop Decision

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June 4, 2018

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STATEMENT FROM A.G. BARBARA UNDERWOOD ON MASTERPIECE CAKESHOP DECISION

“It’s important to note that today’s Supreme Court opinion in Masterpiece Cakeshop is extremely narrow.

Let me be clear: discrimination has no place in New York State, and personal beliefs do not give business owners the right to discriminate.

We will continue to use the powerful tools of our state and local laws to protect all LGBTQ individuals from discrimination – and ensure that all New Yorkers are treated with the equal protection to which they are entitled, no matter who they love.”

Last year, the New York AG’s office joined a coalition of Attorneys General in filing an amicus brief in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.