So what's the difference?
Although I did not support the marriage vote for homos in Maryland, if I had a business that dealt with weddings, such a bakery, a catering company, or photography, then I would not turn them down for business. I would want to build my customer base, and it would be silly to refuse more revenue for my business. In fact, I would ask them for referrals.
My hypotheticals have something in common with the baker refusing to do business with gay customers: they're all illegal discrimination under state law, in Oregon as well as in Maryland. The reason I presented the questions was to see if you and others here had the same attitude, across the board, about businesses that want the freedom to discriminate against various groups in our society.
Last edited by regularguy; 02-15-2013 at 02:41 PM. Reason: typo
As for your own hypothetical, in the real world your Klan-member bar owner would either not reveal to casual customers his ties to the KKK, or he would be the proprietor of a stereotypically sleazy biker-bar in the rural deep south that nobody but racist bikers would even think of going to.
Last edited by regularguy; 02-15-2013 at 03:26 PM. Reason: typo
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