June 04, 2018

Wyden Statement on Masterpiece Cakeshop Supreme Court Decision

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., issued the following statement today in response to the Supreme Court's decision in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, in which the court ruled in favor of a bakery owner who refused to serve a same-sex couple:

"The only thing the Supreme Court’s decision makes clear is that we must keep working to ensure our country does not slip back to the dark days when pure prejudice forced LGBTQ Americans to be afraid and to live in the shadows," Wyden said. "Discriminating against anybody because of how they look, who they love or who they are has no place in our country. Congress must act to protect the equal rights of LGBTQ Americans, starting with the clear statement that discrimination for any reason remains discrimination, period.”