November 2, 2017
Mayor Pam Hemminger, with support of the Chapel Hill Town Council, joined more than 150 mayors from across the country on Monday, October 30, in support of an amicus brief filed by Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.
Masterpiece Cakeshop is a pending case before the U.S. Supreme Court. It considers the constitutionality of enforcing anti-discrimination laws when business owners have asserted a religious justification for refusing to provide services to LGBTQ people in violation of those laws.
“Our support upholds the basic values of our community – that Chapel Hill is a Place for Everyone – and that our citizens are not discriminated against on the basis of their sexual orientation or for any other reason,” Mayor Hemminger said. “The outcome of this case will have a significant impact on every city and county across our country.”