So Richard Elfers now wants us to go back to the days of separate-but-equal in regards to civil rights.
If a florist who sells to the public is allowed to discriminate against gay couples based on religion, then, Elfers says, that’s OK as long as the couple could get flowers elsewhere. I’m pretty sure there were black-friendly diners in the South when a sit-in by brave protesters forced the integration of Woolworth’s lunch counters.
I own a real estate company: can I refuse to sell a home to a gay couple because they are going to co-habitat? Where do you draw the line?
No one is forced to go into a public business, but if you do you have to give service to all equally. Since the legalization of gay marriage, the suicide rate for gay teens has dropped significantly. Equality is important and discrimination is discrimination is discrimination.