The United States Supreme Court ruled today that Colorado web designer Lorie Smith, who is refusing to serve gay customers, must put a sign in her store window that reads “No Gays” or “Heterosexuals Only” if she wants to retain her business license.
Supporters of Smith say that the ruling is unfair because it makes her “feel targeted” as it may “exclude her” from working with heterosexual customers who don’t share the same beliefs as her.
“This is discrimination! I don’t want everyone to know that I am absolutely disgusted by the queers,” Smith stated. “It’s not fair to out me like this. I’m not sure if my business can survive with such a reputation.”
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor stated in her written opinion that the move “prevents any confusion, false expectations, or problems like this in the future as it lets people know where the business stands.”
“Let’s just save time from the get go and have people like Lorie Smith be honest about who they are deep down inside. Because truth be told, I guarantee you the LGBTQ+ and their allies don’t want people like her taking their money.”
With this Supreme Court ruling now working as the set precedent for the entire nation, Americans can expect to see more and more businesses putting up similar signage on their doors in order to comply with the law.