More than just a cake.
In the wake of the Supreme Court of the United States' narrow ruling in favor of Colorado baker Jack Phillips, San Diego Pride released the following statement:
We are disappointed and saddened that today, the Supreme Court issued their ruling in favor of the Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple. While the Court’s ruling was written narrowly enough to only apply to this specific case and does not break any new constitutional ground, this decision must serve as a reminder as to the importance of voting. This case is only the latest in a long list of recent attacks on LGBTQ people around the country, in communities, legislatures, and courts as part of a coordinated national anti-LGBTQ strategy too often guised as “religious freedom.”
LGBTQ people deserve the right to access all public accommodations, services and care; open and affirming institutions of faith have been at the forefront of that fight with us. LGBTQ rights are religous freedom rights, and religious freedom rights are LGBTQ rights.
The Supreme Court decision today should underline that voting from the top of ticket to the bottom of the ballot is vital. Our community is no stranger to fighting for our own dignity, humanity, and liberation. Tomorrow, we fight back with our votes.
June 5th is Election Day in California.
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Fernando Z. LópezExecutive DirectorSan Diego Pride