In the Wake of the Masterpiece Cakeshop Decision, AWB Reinforces Commitment To LGBTQ Inclusion

For Immediate Release: June 4, 2018

Contact: Ronit Bezalel, Communications Director, ronit@awiderbridge.org, 1-866-288-5774 x6

In the Wake of the Masterpiece Cakeshop Decision, A Wider Bridge Reinforces Its Commitment to LGBTQ Inclusion

NEW YORK – A North American organization dedicated to building cross-cultural relationships to expanding LGBTQ rights expressed mixed feelings following the narrowly ruled Masterpiece Cakeshop decision by the Supreme Court. In a statement, Tyler Gregory, executive director of A Wider Bridge, reinforced the organization’s efforts to create full LGBTQ inclusion:

While the outcome of today’s Supreme Court ruling was not the one we’d hoped for in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, the fact that the majority decision written by Justice Anthony Kennedy reinforced the equality of LGBTQ people in this country is worth noting and a step forward.
 
However, it is clear that there are many steps left to take as this decision did not fully embrace LGBTQ rights, which is a reminder that our collective work for equality is not done.  A Wider Bridge remains committed to ensuring all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, are protected by non-discrimination laws and are fully included within our societies in America, Israel, and around the world.
 

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A Wider Bridge (AWB) is the North American LGBTQ organization (501c3) building a movement of LGBTQ people and allies with a strong interest in and commitment to supporting Israel and its LGBTQ community.