If I ran a bar, I wouldn’t let my personal dislike of Donald Trump and those dopey Make America Great Again hats prevent me from taking somebody’s money. My business decision would be to serve Trumpkins and Hillbots and Bernie Bros and anybody else. I wouldn’t care. Moolah is moolah. But that’s just me.
Bartenders at a West Village hot spot served up discrimination — with a liberal twist — refusing to serve a customer because he was wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat, according to a lawsuit.
Greg Piatek, 30, an accountant from Philadelphia, claims he was snubbed and eventually 86’d by workers at The Happiest Hour on West 10th Street over his conservative fashion statement…
“Anyone who supports Trump — or believes what you believe — is not welcome here! And you need to leave right now because we won’t serve you!” Piatek claims he was told as he was shown the door by a manager.
I had mixed feelings about this at first, but then I did a little thought experiment: Instead of a MAGA hat, imagine Piatek was wearing a t-shirt advocating gay marriage. Instead of a bar, imagine that he walked into a bakery. And instead of ordering an overpriced drink, let’s say he asked them to cater his gay wedding.
Are the owners of the establishment under any obligation to serve him? Y/N
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