No business should treat some of its customers like second-class citizens because of the owner’s religious beliefs.
For example, wedding-related vendors like bakeries, flower shops and catering companies can’t use religious beliefs to refuse to serve same-sex couples. Singling out one group of customers for different treatment than what other customers receive is discrimination. LGBTQ people, women, religious minorities and unmarried couples are the most frequent targets of this type of discrimination.
Businesses can make decisions about what kinds of products or services they will provide – but no business open to the public has the right to use religion to discriminate against a customer.
Americans United is fighting to make sure that religion is never used by businesses as a reason to discriminate.