Supreme Court Fallout

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On Friday, June 30th, the Supreme Court decided business owners could now legally discriminate against LGBTQ+ Americans and even other protected classes, such as BIPOC communities and women.

The case, 303 Creative v. Elenis, concerns a website designer, Lorie Smith, who argued that Colorado’s anti-discrimination law would compel her to design a website for a gay couple, violating her First Amendment rights by forcing her to express support for something she was against.

In his majority opinion, Justice Neil Gorsuch displayed his affinity for what might seem like subtle nuance and plain language. In reality, his verbal gymnastics could very well serve as the foundation for a complete breakdown in civil rights protections...