Arizona Appeals Court Applies Masterpiece Cakeshop Ruling to Reject a License to Discriminate
In the first lower court ruling applying Masterpiece Cakeshop, the Arizona Court of Appeals rejected the argument that business owners have a license to discriminate against same-sex couples in Brush & NIB Studio v City of Phoenix.
This case was brought by the Alliance Defending Freedom.
This shows that the Supreme Court’s decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop did not change the long-standing rule that businesses that are open to to the public must be open to all.
Discrimination has no place under our Constitution. Business can’t hang up signs saying “your kind not served here.”
Posted by Eric Lesh on Medium.com – June 7, 2017