Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released a statement following the Supreme Court decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd., et al., Petitioners c. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, et al.
"The Court’s decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop was narrow in scope and focused on the particular circumstances of the case, but it shines a light on the discrimination that LGBTQ individuals face on a daily basis. The Republican-controlled Congress has been blocking legislation, like the Equality Act, to ensure equal rights for all. It’s time for Speaker Ryan and Majority Leader McConnell to allow a vote on this legislation. No person should be subject to discrimination by businesses because they are gay. It’s time to act."