I am proud that New Rochelle has joined scores of cities across the nation in filing a Supreme Court brief in defense of the rights of LGBTQ people, so that public accommodations are #OpenToAll. In the words of the brief:
“Local non-discrimination protections embody our commitment to pluralism and tolerance in the public sphere, helping to ensure that members of our communities are able to live and work together despite differences in how they look, what they believe, or whom they love. The cohesiveness and inclusiveness of our communities depend on our ability to insist that everyone – whatever their beliefs and values and however they conduct their private affairs – treat one another equally and with respect in employment, housing, public accommodations, and other areas of public life.”
Here’s the entire brief, or you can read this summary from Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination.