Should you be allowed to discriminate against someone for their political beliefs?
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Should you be allowed to discriminate against someone for their political beliefs?

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A New York City judge ruled a bar was legally allowed to refuse service to a Trump supporter wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat. Political affiliation is not protected by state and city law in the way religious beliefs are. Some believe people say you shouldn't be allowed to discriminate against others solely on the basis of their political beliefs. But others argue businesses are allowed to refuse service to anyone, especially if that person is making others feel uncomfortable. What do you think?

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A New York City judge recently ruled that kicking a Trump supporter wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat out of a bar is legal because the law does not protect against political discrimination. The man in the hat, Greg Piatek, tried to argue his political beliefs were protected under state and city law because they were also religious.

The lawyer representing The Happiest Hour, Elizabeth Conway, argued that he was not discriminated against because only religious, not political, beliefs are protected under state and city discrimination law. “Supporting Trump is not a religion,” Conway argued.
Piatek’s attorney, Paul Liggieri, responded in court, “The purpose of the hat is that he wore it because he was visiting the 9/11 Memorial... He was paying spiritual tribute to the victims of 9/11. The Make America 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."

The judge ultimately ruled in favor of The Happiest Hour bar, stating the “Plaintiff does not state any faith-based principle to which the hat relates."

Many feel it is wrong that businesses can legally discriminate on political grounds.

Isn't it hypocritical that we demand Christians make wedding cakes for members of the LGBT community but bartenders can throw out people just because they like President Trump?

In some municipalities, it is actually illegal to discriminate for political reasons. Maybe New York City should follow suit?

But others feel it's Trumpsters who are being hypocritical. Being a Trump supporter does not make you a protected class. 

Not to mention the fact that the Trump supporter's case was made on religious grounds, not political beliefs. Supporting President Trump is not a religion...

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