No she's not, the hairdresser has plenty of female clients and will provide services to them. Therefore it's not the sexual orienation (or gender either) that is the basis of the refusal.
Remember the claim from the bakers? To paraphrase: They sell baked goods to gay people all the time, it was the event, not the person to which they objected". So in this case it's not the sexual orientation nor the sex of the Governor which is the factor, the it is her political position they they find offensive and therefore refused service.
It's very hypocritical to say a photographer or baker can refuse to service a customer because they don't believe in Same-sex Civil Marriage and to then turn around and say that a hairdresser can't refuse service they do believe in Marriage Equality.
There are plenty of straight people who are for gay marriage.
She's being discriminated against for her political views. And I have no issue with that.
Then again, I don't really have an issue with a cater discriminating against a same sex wedding, because a wedding is an event and I have no issue with discriminating against events.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
"Creed" isn't mentioned in the New Mexico law. Creed to some means a set of fundamental beliefs - that is not protected. You can have a fundamental belief that blacks are bad, you still can't discriminate them as Public Accommodation subject business. Now one could argue that creed is synonymous with "religion" and that would be true.
28-1-7. Unlawful discriminatory practice.
F. any person in any public accommodation to make a distinction, directly or indirectly, in offering or refusing to offer its services, facilities, accommodations or goods to any person because of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, spousal affiliation or physical or mental handicap, provided that the physical or mental handicap is unrelated to a person's ability to acquire or rent and maintain particular real property or housing accommodation ;
However the hairdresser would be able to show that he serves many Christians and therefore doesn't discriminate against customers based on religion. The fact that she is a politician though, and that he objects to her position on secular law, is not a protected status.
Last edited by WorldWatcher; 03-04-14 at 05:10 PM.
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