Governor Polis: Misguided U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Attacks Freedom

Friday, June 30, 2023

DENVER - The United States Supreme Court ruled today in the case of 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis, and Colorado Governor Jared Polis issued the following statement related to the decision and other misguided rulings from the Court this term. Notably, Colorado’s Anti-Discrimination Act continues to be constitutional and this ruling does not change that. Nevertheless, today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of discrimination and created a pathway for wrong-minded businesses to discriminate against anyone by claiming they are selling expressive or artistic services.

“Sadly,  the U.S. Supreme Court decided in favor of discrimination and against student loan relief today. These misguided rulings come one day after the Supreme Court overturned decades of precedent and potentially stifled future educational opportunities. We are committed to building a Colorado for all where the powerful few do not control the freedoms of all Coloradans. Unfortunately, Americans have seen the Supreme Court become increasingly obsessed with taking away freedoms. In Colorado we always seek to protect freedom and end discrimination,” said Colorado Governor Jared Polis. “These rulings run counter to Colorado values  and we will continue to fight against bigotry and discrimination in all their ugly forms.”