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A grieving widow has just lost her spouse. She, her parents, and her in-laws enter a funeral home to arrange burial services. But they are turned away when the staff realize that the woman and her late spouse are lesbians.

This story, inspired by a real legal case, is the center of a new ad, “Funeral Home,” produced by MAP as part of the Open to All public education campaign.

People think discrimination like this couldn’t happen, but it does and it did.

This ad explains how a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in favor of discrimination could make matters worse.

Funeral Home

Inspired by a real case, this ad, “Funeral Home,” shows devastating harms of service refusals by businesses that serve the public

"Funeral Home" is the latest in a series of ads that illustrate how a loss in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case would open the door to wide-ranging forms of discrimination. A ruling for the bakery in this case could sanction and encourage this type of discrimination not just against LGBT people, but also interfaith couples, people of color, women, people with disabilities, and others. A decision in this case is expected by June.

LGBT people continue to be at risk for discrimination in their daily lives, even at their most painful moments, like when burying a loved one. Thirty-one states lack nondiscrimination protections for LGBT people in public places. And there are no federal nondiscrimination protections in public accommodations for LGBT people. As a result, just over half of LGBT people in the United States live in a state where businesses, including funeral homes, can refuse to serve someone because of who they are.

Read more about the new ad in the Salon exclusive 'Beyond wedding cakes to funerals: The high stakes of Masterpiece Cakeshop SCOTUS case'


As a nation, we decided a long time ago that businesses and services that are open to the public should be open to all. Nobody should be turned away simply because of who they are.

Take Action:

  • WATCH and SHARE "Funeral Home"
  • SIGN UP to take a stand against discrimination. Sign up for breaking news, ways to take action in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, and to add your support for the Open to All Coalition
  • SIGN the ACLU’s People’s Petition and tell the Supreme Court that you oppose creating a constitutional license to discriminate
  • READ about the new ad in the Salon exclusive 'Beyond wedding cakes to funerals: The high stakes of Masterpiece Cakeshop SCOTUS case'
  • SHARE the Open to All social media shareables
  • DONATE and support more ads like "Funeral Home"
  • LEARN more about which states have nondiscrimination protections for gender identity and sexual orientation in public places
  • UNDERSTAND how the "Funeral Home" ad depicts the high stakes of the Masterpiece Cakeshop case

"We don't sell to your kind." So, which kind are you that's going to make some bigot's list?
Funeral Home
The Anti-LGBTQ Consequences of 'Masterpiece Cakeshop' SCOTUS Case
"We Don't Serve Your Kind Here"
License to Discriminate
Understanding Masterpiece Cakeshop vs. Colorado Civil Rights Commission
Turned Away
The Masterpiece Cakeshop Case: What You Need to Know
How Masterpiece Cakeshop Can Undermine Civil Rights
lgbtq discrination
Jimmy Kimmel Demonstrates Why Denying Gay Couples Wedding Cakes is Wrong

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