Shoreline Mayor publishes op-ed in Seattle Times

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Shoreline Mayor Chris Roberts has an op-ed in Monday's Seattle Times, December 4, 2017.

Anti-LGBTQ religious exemptions are discrimination
Earlier this year, the Shoreline City Council unanimously passed a resolution declaring the city an inviting, equitable and safe community for all. We took a stand upholding the rights of all individuals to be treated fairly and to live their lives with dignity and respect, and free from discrimination. We saw cities across the region adopt similar resolutions, because cities are committed to ensuring equal access to public accommodations for all people.
However, new legal developments may make it harder to protect the rights of all of our residents. On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that could roll back protections for Washingtonians, open the door to legalized discrimination and prevent cities from enforcing nondiscrimination laws.

Read the rest of the article here


Doug December 7, 2017 at 6:29 AM  

Our mayor is trying to make a name for himself but is coming off as a fool. He clearly doesn’t know the facts of this case. He is just repeating slogans and talking points. I wouldn’t want to live in an America with an intolerant government forcing ‘tolerance’ on people who disagree with me.

Doug December 7, 2017 at 6:39 AM  

It simply is not true, but keeps getting stated incessantly, that these gay customers were refused service because od ‘who they are.’ Poppycock. They were not refused service. They asked the baker to do something that violated his conscience. End of story. If 2straight people had asked for the same sex wedding cake, he would have refused that as well. The baker doesn’t do all weddings.
All gays, all Americans, should pray that this baker wins his case. Would a gay baker want the government to force him to have to cater a Biblical Marriage conference at the local church? Or a Photographer be forced to take nudey photes? Everyone should have the right to draw a line on what services they will participate in...even if we disagre with them. Not everyone will like our choices, get over it.

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