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Micheal Imperioli Forbids “Homophobes” From Watching ‘The White Lotus’ – The Hollywood Reporter



Michael Imperioli took to social media to share a press release following the Supreme Court docket choice to facet with a Colorado net designer who doesn’t wish to create wedding ceremony websites for same-sex {couples} on account of spiritual causes.

“I’ve decided to forbid bigots and homophobes from watching The Sopranos, The White Lotus, Goodfellas or any movie or tv show I’ve been in,” the actor wrote in an Instagram caption of a photograph of a information story asserting the court docket’s choice.

He continued, “Thank you Supreme Court for allowing me to discriminate and exclude those who I don’t agree with and am opposed to. USA ! USA!” Imperioli additionally commented on his publish, writing, “hate and ignorance is not a legitimate point of view,” and “America is becoming dumber by the minute.”

The court docket dominated 6-3 in favor of designer Lorie Smith, explaining that she will refuse to design web sites for same-sex weddings regardless of the Colorado regulation that doesn’t allow discrimination primarily based on sexual orientation, race and gender, amongst different issues. The justices argued that forcing her to create the web sites would violate her First Modification proper to free speech.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor led the court docket’s dissent. She was joined by Justice Elena Kagan and Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. Sotomayor wrote, “Today, the Court, for the first time in its history, grants a business open to the public a constitutional right to refuse to serve members of a protected class.”

“The LGBT rights movement has made historic strides, and I am proud of the role this Court has recently played in that history,” she wrote elsewhere within the dissent. “Today, however, we are taking steps backward. … Today is a sad day in American constitutional law and in the lives of LGBT people.”

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