DNC on Today’s SCOTUS Decisions on LGBTQ Rights

In response to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the Arkansas Supreme Court’s decision in Pavan v. Smith, thereby guaranteeing the right of same-sex parents to have the names of both parents on their children’s birth certificates and today’s announcement that the court will hear the discrimination case Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights, DNC spokesperson Joel Kasnetz released the following statement:

“It’s fitting that, on the two-year anniversary of the nation-wide marriage equality decision, love won again today. Marriage equality and its protections are the law of the land and today’s ruling affirmed the strength of loving families with same-sex parents.


“As for the Colorado case, our constitution guarantees equal protection for all under the law, so we urge the Supreme Court to affirm the Colorado Court of Appeals decision that held businesses cannot discriminate against same-sex couples.”