A Manhattan judge issued a de facto ruling on Wednesday that businesses have a right to refuse service to Trump supporters because the law does not protect people from ‘political discrimination.’
Now imagine if a liberal, a pro-gay marriage activist, or an abortion supporter were refused service from any business simply because they had their ‘I’m With Her’ t-shirt on.
Would there be a public outcry? Of course, there would.
But a man wearing a ‘Make America Great Again’ hat? Perfectly fine to discriminate against him.
— Chuck Woolery (@chuckwoolery) April 26, 2018
What a remarkable infringement on one’s civil rights!
The case involves a lawsuit filed by Greg Piatek, a 31-year-old accountant from Philadelphia, who alleged discrimination by a bar known as The Happiest Hour.
According to the suit, Piatek was refused service for wearing his ‘MAGA’ hat in the bar.
“Anyone who supports Trump — or believes in what you believe — is not welcome here!” he alleges the manager said to him. “And you need to leave right now because we won’t serve you!”
Whether the allegations are true or not, the reasoning behind the case being tossed out have raised eyebrows.
After the bar’s lawyer argued that political beliefs are not protected from discrimination, Piatek’s attorney attempted to liken it to religious discrimination.
“Supporting Trump is not a religion,” the lawyer countered.
No doubt, liberalism would be considered a religion if the roles were reversed since that mindset is practically a cult.
The judge, Democrat David B. Cohen, agreed with the bar’s lawyer, saying “Plaintiff does not state any faith-based principle to which the hat relates” prior to tossing the case.
A judge ruled in NY that restaurants and bars can refuse services from Trump Supporters who wear the MAGA hat. Yet bakeries have to make cakes for same sex couples.
— Lady Ace???? (@LadyAce127) April 26, 2018
Cohen went on to say that the act of tossing out a customer because of their support for Trump is not “outrageous.”
“Here the claim that plaintiff was not served and eventually escorted out of the bar because of his perceived support for President Trump is not outrageous conduct,” he ruled.
Wonder if he would feel the same way if Piatek was wearing a rainbow t-shirt or a Planned Parenthood hat.
Cohen previously worked as a legislative associate for disgraced former New York State Assembly leader, Democrat Sheldon Silver.
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