Statement from the Colorado Civil Rights Division regarding today’s ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States on Masterpiece Cakeshop v. The Colorado Civil Rights Commission
DENVER - (June 4, 2018) -- Today, the Supreme Court of the United States issued their decision on the Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission case. The decision ruled in favor of Masterpiece Cakeshop.
The Colorado Civil Rights Division respects the ruling of the Supreme Court of the United States.
The decision does not alter the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act or its protections.
The court has sent a message regarding members of decision making bodies, such as the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, requiring that its deliberations remain objective and consistent so that both parties are guaranteed those considerations and are applied in a consistent manner.
The Colorado Civil Rights Division is the administrative division under the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies that receives and investigates charges of discrimination.
Along with this guidance issued by the United States Supreme Court, the Colorado Civil Rights Division will continue reviewing charges of discrimination as it pertains to the Colorado Anti Discrimination Act.
The Colorado Civil Rights Commission, an appointed administrative body that reviews cases from the Colorado Civil Rights Division to determine further action based on the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act, also will continue with its function.
For more information about the Colorado Civil Rights Division and the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, visit the website.
The Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) is dedicated to preserving the integrity of the marketplace and is committed to promoting a fair and competitive business environment in Colorado. Consumer protection is our mission. Visit www.dora.colorado.gov for more information or call 303-894-7855 / toll free 1-800-886-7675.