Pride at Work Statement on Masterpiece Supreme Court Ruling

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For Immediate Release June 4, 2018 Contact: Jerame Davis – jdavis@prideatwork.org Pride at Work Statement on Masterpiece Supreme Court Ruling Washington – Today, the Supreme Court issued a narrow ruling in favor of the baker in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The Colorado Civil Rights Commission previously ruled that the bakery had violated the rights of a same-sex couple when they refused to bake a cake for their wedding. Today’s decision overturns that ruling on the grounds that…

New HHS Division Promotes LGBTQ Discrimination

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For Immediate Release January 18, 2018 Contact: Jerame Davis – jdavis@prideatwork.org New HHS Division Promotes LGBTQ Discrimination WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Health and Human Services announced the creation of a new and dangerous division of the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) intended to enforce federal laws that allow healthcare providers to deny care based on their religious objection. Pride at Work Executive Director, Jerame Davis, issued the following reaction: “President Trump’s Health and Human Services Department is playing…

An Alternative Religious Perspective on Religious Exemption Laws

While the past several years have been full of major victories for the LGBTQ movement, there are still many battles to be won. In the past several years, the work of the LGBTQ movement’s opposition has turned to so-called “religious freedom” exemption laws. Notable examples of these laws and their backlash had been seen in states like Indiana (Senate Bill 101), under then-governor Mike Pence. This issue is now especially poignant again. The Supreme Court will hear a case from…