All legalities and politics aside, this case boils down to something very simple. Christian business owners are asking the Supreme Court to confirm their right to fire LGBTQ people or to refuse to hire them based solely on their gender identity or sexual orientation.

People are asking for the right to discriminate against and harm their neighbors. And they might win that right. That’s a really sad statement about the state of our nation and our common humanity.

Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot.

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