Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Just Law team celebrated Denver Pride this weekend and we were overcome with emotion when this gentleman passed us by in the parade. Earlier this month, the Supreme Court decision siding with a Colorado baker who refused to create a wedding cake for a gay couple stopped short of condoning the baker’s conduct or declaring his actions legal. The Masterpiece Cakeshop decision focused narrowly on the handling of the matter by the Colorado Civil Rights Division. Left intact were Colorado’s protections for LGBT persons against discrimination by business owners. Exactly how far those protections extend in the face of religiously based challenges will be hashed out in future cases likely over the next several years.
At Just Law we believe that no one should be denied service based upon their sexual orientation or gender identity. We proudly stand with the LGBT community.