The fact that the law doesn’t protect someone against discrimination over their political beliefs is insane. This story about a Donald Trump supporter getting thrown out of a bar is just another example proving that the law needs to be changed.
Cheers, Trump haters.
A Manhattan judge ruled Wednesday that there’s nothing “outrageous” about throwing the president’s supporters out of bars — because the law doesn’t protect against political discrimination.
Philadelphia accountant Greg Piatek, 31, was bounced from a West Village watering hole in January 2017, just after Trump took the oath of office, for wearing a “Make America Great Again” cap, according to his lawsuit over the incident.
“Anyone who supports Trump — or believes in what you believe — is not welcome here! And you need to leave right now because we won’t serve you!” Piatek claims the staff of The Happiest Hour on West 10th Street told him after he and his pals complained about the rude service they were getting from a bartender.
So he sued in Manhattan Supreme Court, claiming the incident “offended his sense of being American.”
But on Wednesday, when the bar’s lawyer, Elizabeth Conway, pointed out that only religious, and not political, beliefs are protected under state and city discrimination laws, saying, “supporting Trump is not a religion” — Piatek pivoted.
Yeah, so a bar can lawfully throw someone out simply because they support Donald Trump. If that’s the case, than a business should be able to throw out niggers or fire them from their job because they support Barack Obama. That’s the theory at least.
I’d like to see someone test this theory. Most likely some Jewish judge would get the case and pigeon hole it as a case of racial discrimination though.
But shit like this really shows how fucked up our legal system is. There is nothing remotely fair or just about this situation.