NYC Judge: Businesses Can Refuse Service to Trump Supporters
Suddenly it's cool again to discriminate against people with whom you disagree. Probably still doesn't apply to Christians, so you bakers and florists still need a quick way to your ankles should a pair of lesbians or gays come knocking, demanding sugar filled treats. But it's fine for businesses to discriminate against you if you hold different political beliefs than the leftist elite. So says this New York City judge:
A Manhattan judge ruled Wednesday that there’s nothing “outrageous” about throwing the president’s supporters out of bars — because the law doesn’t protect against political discrimination.
Philadelphia accountant Greg Piatek, 31, was bounced from a West Village watering hole in January 2017, just after Trump took the oath of office, for wearing a “Make America Great Again” cap, according to his lawsuit over the incident.
“Anyone who supports Trump — or believes in what you believe — is not welcome here! And you need to leave right now because we won’t serve you!” Piatek claims the staff of The Happiest Hour on West 10th Street told him after he and his pals complained about the rude service they were getting from a bartender.
Ah, so there you go. Believing Adam and Steve should take their penis sword play to a different wedding planner = HATE and DISCRIMINATION! Telling #MAGA Mac to drink his Budweiser at another watering hole = PRESERVING THE DEMOCRACY and FREEDOM.
I think we'd call this an unequal application of the law. If it's okay to toss a patron based on his beliefs, shouldn't it be fine and dandy to toss other patrons for their beliefs? Say for example, telling an adamant pro-choice woman "We won't vacuum your baby out of your womb," then asking her to leave. And she can't later sue demanding all family planning clinics provide abortion. Or "We don't cater to people who believe love-making is best performed by scissoring." Another one: "No sir, we don't have ladies' bathrooms with urinals. If you believe you're actually Meryl Streep, please chose another establishment. We don't serve your kind here. But I loved you in Adaptation."
Either a business can decide who to serve based on their beliefs or any other criteria, or they can't. This applying the law willy nilly depending on hats, religion, and whether or not you like sexual play in the butt, is getting rather silly. Especially when judges and lawyers get to decide how the law is applied. Typically with a conservative getting screwed.