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WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02), Co-Chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus, released the following statement today regarding the U.S. Supreme Court holding oral arguments for Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.
“Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission is about more than a wedding cake: it is about dignity and equality. When Charlie and Dave wanted a cake for their wedding, they wanted to experience what millions of Americans get to have every year – the opportunity to celebrate love and share a special moment with family and friends. Unfortunately, they were denied that opportunity and experienced the same discrimination many of us in the LGBTQ community know all too well.
“Every American deserves the right to live their life without facing discrimination because of who they are or who they love. And while I hope that the Supreme Court makes the right decision in this case, there is still much more work to be done. Across the country, Americans can be kicked out of their homes, denied services, and fired from their jobs just for being gay. We must continue to fight to ensure that every American can live their life with dignity and equality.”