“I am disappointed and surprised by the Supreme Court’s ruling today. The Court had the opportunity to reaffirm the long-standing principle in this country that businesses should be open to all people. With that said, I am also relieved that the Court was extremely narrow in their decision focusing on particular actions in the Colorado case and avoiding any negative precedent.
Salt Lake City proudly joined 102 cities in an Amicus brief arguing in favor of the couple in this case. I feel strongly, as I did then, that Salt Lake City will continue to participate in litigation which endangers the equal rights of any people in our community. Everyone should know, that if you do business in our City, you do business with everyone.
This issue remains unresolved and will likely result in future litigation. Today, LGBTQ people in this country must continue to wonder whether they may be refused service for who they are—and that’s simply unacceptable.”
The Amicus Brief Salt Lake City participated in can be found here: https://www.freedomforallamericans.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/16-111-bsac-County-of-Santa-Clara.pdf