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Supreme Court Fails to Affirm LGBT Equality Rights in Bakery Case

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Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court handed the religious right a limited, fact-specific victory, ruling that the Colorado civil rights agency violated the religious rights of a Denver baker who refused to sell a same-sex couple a wedding cake. ...
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Nationwide Campaign Marks 50th Anniversary of Decision in ‘Piggie Park’ Racial Discrimination Case

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“Piggie Park wasn’t just about barbeque. And Masterpiece isn’t just about cake,” said Ineke Mushovic, executive director of the Movement Advancement Project. “Businesses and their owners have a right to their religious beliefs—but that freedom shouldn’t give businesses a license to discriminate.” ...
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Lambda Legal: Oregon Courts Are Right to Reject Religious License to Discriminate

The Bowman-Cryer family
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Lambda Legal Friday urged the Oregon Supreme Court to deny a petition from the former owners of an Oregon bakery seeking to overturn a lower court ruling that they violated Oregon’s anti-discrimination law in 2013. ...
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Hawaii Appeals Court Rejects Religious Justification for B&B that Refused Room to Lesbian Couple

Diane Cervelli and Taeko Bufford
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The Intermediate Court of Appeals of the State of Hawaii this week affirmed a lower court ruling against a Hawaii bed and breakfast that denied a room to a lesbian couple because of their sexual orientation. ...
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Publix Grocery Chain Denies HIV Prevention Pill to Employees

Health
Publix, a privately-traded company, scored a zero on the Human Rights Campaign’s analysis of workplace fairness and has been accused of multiple instances of anti-LGBT discrimination. ...
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