Kerri Kupec serves as legal counsel and communications director with Alliance Defending Freedom. Kupec explains the religious freedom case going before the Supreme Court this week, which will also be one of Justice Gorsuch’s first cases to hear on the bench.
“It’s really a basic free exercise and equal protection argument,” she said of Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia vs. Comer. “[Missouri] is essentially excluding religious people from participating equally in society.”
Kupec and Domenech discuss the landscape of several similar first amendment cases regarding freedom of speech and religion. “I’m really hoping that we start seeing court decisions reflecting a balanced approach, where the freedom of people of faith are weighed equally against the interests of those who identify as LGBT,” Kupec said.