LOS ANGELES JOINS CITIES, COUNTIES, MAYORS IN FILING AMICUS BRIEF AT SCOTUS SUPPORTING LGBTQ RIGHTS

Updated: Feb 25

LGBTQ rainbow flag with stripes, from the bottom up, in purple, blue, green, yellow, orange and red.

LOS ANGELES – In a Supreme Court brief written by the offices of Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer, Santa Clara County and New York City, today 70 cities and counties and 80 mayors across the United States joined together to support the right of LGBTQ people to be free from sexual-orientation-based discrimination. The case arises from the refusal of a Colorado baker to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

“Again we’re taking a stand for LGBTQ equality and against discrimination that assaults citizens’ dignity based on sexual orientation,” said Mike Feuer, L.A. City Attorney. A business that denied service because of a customer’s race or religion would be roundly condemned. Denying service based on sexual orientation deserves the same condemnation. The Court should see this case for what it is—an attempt to subvert anti-discrimination laws that ensure equal treatment for all people.”

“Everyone deserves equal treatment under the law,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “The religious freedoms guaranteed under the Constituti