303 Creative v. Elenis
303 Creative v. Elenis, a case that will be argued before the Supreme Court later this year, was brought on behalf of a website development business seeking an exemption from state nondiscrimination law that would allow them to deny service to same-sex couples if they offer wedding websites in the future. The petitioners are seeking a special exception to Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act which requires them, and all businesses, to provide their services equally to everyone.
On August 19, 2022, GLAD co-authored a friend-of-the-court brief with Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), and White & Case LLP, and joined by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and the National LGBTQ Task Force. The brief argues that the broad, unbounded exemption from Colorado’s Anti-Discrimination Act the petitioners seek would undermine bedrock protections provided by state and federal public accommodation laws for over a century.