Its simple folks. I'm sure this guy is not the only show in town. Just go someplace else. If I go into a bar and I find out the owner is a Steelers fan and hates the Ravens, I go to a different bar.
(6) 'Sexual orientation' means an individual's actual or
perceived heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality or gender
identity, regardless of whether the individual's gender identity,
appearance, expression or behavior differs from that
traditionally associated with the individual's sex at birth.
I don't think sports affiliation is covered under civil rights laws. (Don't give them any ideas!)
An English professor at the University of North Carolina illegally subjected a student to “intentional discrimination and harassment” because he was “a white, heterosexual Christian male” who expressed disapproval of homosexuality, the U.S. Education Department’s Office of Civil Rights has ruled. Professor Elyse Crystall violated student Timothy R. Mertes’ civil rights, the agency said, by improperly accusing him of “hate speech” in an e-mail sent to students after a class discussion in which Mr. Mertes said he was a Christian and felt “disgusted, not threatened” by homosexual behavior.
“The e-mail message not only subjected the student to intentional discrimination and harassment, but also discouraged the robust exchange of ideas that is intrinsic to higher education and is at the very heart of the Constitution’s protection of free speech,” Alice B. Wender, the Education Department’s southern regional director of civil rights concluded in a letter to UNC Chancellor James Moeser on Wednesday.
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I don't see this as solely an issue of refusing service based on sexual orientation. This same bakery would likely also refuse to make a cake shaped and decorated like a penis for a bachelorette party/bridal shower.
However, the baker isn't allowing gays to buy his product because they are gay. There's a huge difference. This is no different than not wanting to sell to blacks. It's discrimination.
take your business elsewhere, complain on the appropriate review/ratings sites about the business, spread word of mouth.....but most importantly
GET OVER YOURSELVES!
The baker however does offer a product that everyone who likes cake would want to buy. But he is telling gay people they cannot purchase.
You make it know that they are the way they are and take your business elsewhere. Why would you want to work for, live in, or give your business to someone who doesn't like you anyhow? I don't get it. If a racist KKK member said, "ok ill follow the rules and let black people drink at my bar" Probably wouldn't have any black people drinking at his bar anyhow because he's an ignorant racist and they wouldn't want to give their money to his establishment anyhow.
I'd rather just know where people stand so I know not to give my money to people who don't like me.
I guess my point is that why would anyone even want to give their business to someone who hates them?
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