Councilwoman Gallego Praises Court Decision in Discrimination CaseCouncilwoman Gallego Praises Court Decision in Discrimination Case<div class="ExternalClass6BFD7763C5A64F489966FD5059D27101"><p>​"The city of Phoenix made a commitment to its LGBT+ residents that we would protect their rights when we passed our non-discrimination ordinance.  This week's court decision is an important victory as Phoenix works to be a city that supports equality. </p><p>The city had been in litigation with the owners of Brush & Nib Studio, a wedding invitation and wedding products company that does not want to provide custom products for LGBT weddings.   Yesterday, the trial court dismissed Brush and Nib's constitutional claims against the city.</p><p>I want to thank the many businesses and associations that weighed in on the city's behalf during the litigation including the Intel, Banner, PetSmart, Arizona Technology Council, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Arizona Banker's Association, One Community, and the Greater Phoenix Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.</p><p>People deserve the basic dignity of knowing that they will be viewed and treated as equals by their government.  I am proud that our city's legal team is committed to that ongoing work, and those who fought in court to defend this ordinance deserve our highest praise. We will build on victories like these and redouble our efforts to ensure Phoenix is and remains an open community. By embracing the vibrant and diverse individuals who make it so unique, Phoenix will continue to grow, prosper and thrive."</p></div>10/26/2017 10:15:00 PMNick Valenzuela602-495-5405