Arizona Senate Passes Bill Allowing Business Owners To Refuse Service To Gays

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    I think another state passed something similar to this last week so this must be a trend that is catching on. I agree with this bill that if you are a business owner and believe in and live by your faith that you should be able to refuse service to whoever you want.


    Arizona Senate: Business owners can cite religion to refuse service to gays
    Arizona Senate: Business owners can cite religion to refuse service to gays
     
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    Freedom of association win
     
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    You thread title and the article title are incorrect, the bill allows for a business to refuse service to anyone, which means:

    Service can be refused to races

    Service can be refused to other religions

    Service can be refused to interracial couples

    Service can be refused to women (or men)

    Service can be refused to divorcees

    Service can be refused basically to anyone, not just the gays​



    All the person has to do is claim "a sincerely held religious belief", and as the law is written it doesn't even need to be dogma within a major religion - it is the individuals belief. From the law ""Exercise of religion" means the practice or observance of religion, including the ability to act or refusal to act in a manner substantially motivated by a religious belief, whether or not the exercise is compulsory or central to a larger system of religious belief."



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    I can't wait until it goes to court
     
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    Why would it go to court?
     
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    it violates the 1964 civil rights act?
     
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    you have to ask why?.....
     
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    This warms the cockles of my heart, it does. And from Arizona. :D
     
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    The fact that we even have a law, or debate the legailty of freedom of association is pathetic in a supposedly free country. A business owner, in any state, for any reason, should be allowed to determine who they will provide services to.

    But, LOLberals just love the idea of forcing people to do what they believe is right.
     
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    No it doesn't. How many restaurants or businesses have you ever been in that had a sign that read "We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone!"? I've been in tons of them all over. It should be up to me who I want to serve and who I do not, the making of a profit is on me and only me. America is about freedom, let people choose who they choose to associate with, not forced.
     
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