Today’s Supreme Court decision in 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis dangerously undermines the hard fought non-discrimination protections for LGBTQIA+ people and other marginalized communities. This egregious step backward gives some businesses the license to discriminate.
303 Creative LLC v. Elenis, a replay of a dispute involving Masterpiece Cakeshop from 2018, has set a disturbing precedent that grants immunity to those who wish to discriminate against the LGBTQIA+ community as long as they use the vague and wholly undefined terminology of “religious beliefs” as their justification.
NYC Pride is disappointed but unsurprised by the Supreme Court’s ruling in this case. This decision stands alongside other major erosions in the rights of the LGBTQIA+ community. In 2023 we have seen unprecedented attacks on our nation’s most marginalized communities, including the introduction of over 700 anti-LGBTQIA+ bills in state legislatures and the escalation of anti-LGBTQIA+ rhetoric, disproportionately targeting our trans siblings.
Pride was born of protest and will always be a space to fight injustice and discrimination. Join us as we continue to advocate for equity for the LGBQTIA+ community by volunteering with and/or donating to NYC Pride as we prepare to launch our Pride 365 initiatives, providing safe spaces for our community and its allies year round.
David Clarke | Sr. Communications Manager
Dan Dimant | Media Director
ABOUT HERITAGE OF PRIDE Heritage of Pride, Inc. is the volunteer-directed organization behind the official NYC Pride roster of events. Heritage of Pride’s mission is to work toward a future without discrimination where all people have equal rights under the law. We do this by producing LGBTQIA+ Pride events that inspire, educate, commemorate, and celebrate our diverse community.