Bakers Must Make Gay Wedding Cakes but Bars Can Bounce Trump Supporters

Joe Scudder
Written by Joe Scudder

The right to refuse service gets maintained for Trump supporters but Christian businesses are not allowed to exercise that right.

A judge was fine with allowing a New York City bar to kick out a customer who was wearing a Make America Great Again hat. I agree with the ruling in principle, but I think the double standard in liberal America is atrocious. Everyone should have the freedom to associate with the people they choose. Essentially, liberal judges are making various kinds of liberals into protected classes that no business dare deny service to.

New York Post reports, “Judge: Bars are allowed to throw out Trump supporters.

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.

So he sued in Manhattan Supreme Court, claiming the incident “offended his sense of being American.”

But on Wednesday, when the bar’s lawyer, Elizabeth Conway, pointed out that only religious, and not political, beliefs are protected under state and city discrimination laws, saying, “supporting Trump is not a religion” — Piatek pivoted.

“The purpose of the hat is that he wore it because he was visiting the 9/11 Memorial,” his attorney Paul Liggieri told Justice David Cohen in court Wednesday.

“He was paying spiritual tribute to the victims of 9/11. The Make American Great Again hat was part of his spiritual belief,” Liggieri claimed. […]

“Rather than remove his hat, instead he held true to his spiritual belief and was forced from the bar,” Liggieri said.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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