Discrimination law gone wild
Here’s a novel idea: A law legalizing discrimination.
It comes from Arizona, although other states have been rushing to make it their very own. The legislature approved a bill last week that would recognize religious beliefs as a defense in a lawsuit.
The bill comes from the backlash over same-sex marriage. Its supporters believe business owners opposed to same-sex marriage on religious grounds would be forced to provide services for a gay couple’s commitment ceremony. Critics note, however, the same law would allow a business owner to refuse to hire a woman on religious grounds.
The bill prompted a restaurant owner to post a sign: We reserve the right to refuse service to any Arizona lawmaker.