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PFLAG National on the Masterpiece Cakeshop Decision

June 4, 2018


WASHINGTON, D.C.—PFLAG National—the nation’s first and largest organization uniting families and allies with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people —responded today to the decision from the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case.

Dale Bernstein, Vice President of the PFLAG National Board of Directors, said, “The Supreme Court today issued a very narrow decision in favor of one baker in one shop in one case in one state, but still reaffirmed that businesses in our country open to one must be open to all, including LGBTQ people. As the mother of a gay son, the mother-in-law of his husband, and the grandmother of their child, I still believe that the Supreme Court will uphold their rights in future cases as they have in some past cases, including Windsor and Obergefell. As a human resources business leader, I continue to firmly believe—and have proof—that discrimination against any part of the population is bad business. And as a leader on the board of PFLAG National, I speak on behalf of PFLAGers everywhere who will continue to fight for the rights of all marginalized people to live their lives fairly, safely, and free from discrimination.”

To learn more about PFLAG’s advocacy work, please visit pflag.org/wherewestand.


PFLAG—now in its 45th anniversary year—is the nation’s first and largest organization uniting families, allies, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people. PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education, and advocacy, and has nearly 400 chapters and 200,000 supporters crossing multiple generations of families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas across America. To learn more, visit pflag.org, like us on Facebook (/pflag), or follow us on Twitter (@pflag) or Instagram.


PFLAG is an organization of LGBTQ+ people, parents, families, and allies who work together to create an equitable and inclusive world. We are hundreds of thousands of people and hundreds of chapters from coast to coast who are leading with love to support families, educate allies, and advocate for just, equitable, and inclusive legislation and policies. Since our founding in 1973, PFLAG works every day to ensure LGBTQ+ people everywhere are safe, celebrated, empowered and loved. Learn more, find support, donate, and take action at PFLAG.org.

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