Letter: Supreme court docket ruling a setback for LGBTQ+ rights

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I’m writing in response to a latest letter within the Bangor Day by day Information, “Good court docket rulings.” Joe Bertolaccini states on this letter that one of many Supreme Court docket’s latest rulings that he approves of is the appropriate to promote ruling. This was the case of the Denver-area internet designer who refused to offer internet design providers for same-sex weddings. The Supreme Court docket dominated six to a few in favor of the designer, Lorie Smith, who cited her Christian spiritual beliefs as the explanation.

Sonia Sotomayor, one of many three liberal justices who dissented, wrote: “At this time, the Court docket, for the primary in its historical past, grants a enterprise open to the general public a constitutional proper to refuse to serve members of a protected class.” This ruling is a set again for LGBTQ+ rights.

I do know one strategy to push again towards this discriminatory ruling and towards companies that refuse to offer providers or merchandise to LGBTQ+ (and different teams who’re discriminated towards) is to boycott these companies. It’s been mentioned earlier than, but it surely’s price repeating: discover firms that promote variety and inclusion and do enterprise with them; and boycott those that don’t.