The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a wedding website designer in Colorado who refused to work with same-sex couples because of her religious beliefs against same-sex marriage.
Colorado has an anti-discrimination law that says as long as your business is public, you have to treat everyone equally.
But, the Supreme Court ruled she has a right to free speech under the First Amendment.
This ruling has sparked conversations about the line between the law and discrimination.
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MPR News host Angela Davis will talk with a law expert about the significance of this case and a marketing consultant with expertise in marketing to LGBTQ+ customers about what businesses stand to gain or lose if they choose or refuse to advertise to LGBTQ+ people.
Jill Hasday is a professor at the University of Minnesota Law School. She teaches and writes about anti-discrimination law, constitutional law, family law and legal history.
Michael Abata is a brand marketing consultant based in Minneapolis and he’s experienced in marketing to LGBTQ+ people.
Use the audio player above to listen to the full conversation.