Senator Lankford Applauds Supreme Court Masterpiece Cakeshop Ruling
WASHINGTON, DC – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today issued the following statement on the Supreme Court ruling in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission:
“For the second time in a little over one year, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 to uphold the foundational principle and constitutional right to the free exercise of religion and the dignity of all persons. No one should be treated as inferior or with hostility from their government. The Court also reiterated again that government must be neutral in its consideration of religion. This decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop affirms that the free exercise of religion is more than the freedom of worship, it’s the right to live and work according to a faith of your choosing or to choose no faith at all. In a diverse and free society, we can disagree as Americans on topics like marriage, sexuality, and conscience, but still respect the views and conscience of all without forcing a belief on everyone.”
Last year, Lankford joined an amicus brief in support of Jack Phillips and Masterpiece Cakeshop.