“Open To All” Campaign Created To Fight Anti-LGBT Repercussions Of Masterpiece Cake Shop Case

"Do we really want to give businesses a right to tell customers, 'We don't serve your kind here'?"

A coalition of LGBT and civil rights organizations have teamed up to launch Open to All, a national campaign designed to draw attention to the dangers stemming from the Masterpiece Cakeshop vs. Colorado Civil Rights Commission case.

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on December 5 in the case that stems from a 2012 incident in which the owner of a bakery refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple.

There’s a lot at stake in this case, as the outcome could erode the federal Civil Rights Act and dismantle laws that are intended to protect minorities from discrimination.

The impact of the decision could extend far beyond bakeries, leading to discrimination from restaurants, hair salons, funeral parlors and more. Open to All was created to fight back against this possibility, before businesses are legally allowed to return to the days when they could tell people, “We don’t serve your kind here.”

Supported by over 75 organizations, including the ACLU, the Anti-Defamation League and GLAAD, the campaign wants to gather support by helping you share important info on social media, letting you sign a People’s Petition and providing videos and information to help highlight what is at stake.

Check out two commercials produced by Open to All below, and get more info about the campaign at OpentoAll.com.
 

 

 

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