June 30, 2023

Rep. Takano Statement on 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis Decision

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s 303 Creative v. Elenis decision.

“The Supreme Court’s decision to allow anti-LGBTQI+ discrimination under the guise of ‘free speech’ in the 303 Creative v. Elenis decision is horrifying and stunning. Though the scope of businesses that can discriminate is limited, this extreme and unchecked Court has thrown into question the scrope of public accommodation nondiscrimination lawss protections enacted to ensure that our nation lives up to its promises of equality for all. Today’s harmful decision opens the door for unimaginable legal discrimination against marginalized people. This radical Court continues to demonstrate its unwillingness to rule in line with democratic values or the will of the American people. We must expand the Supreme Court immediately.”