Originally Posted by vesper
White is a race and if a commission for doing business is normally offered and refused because of race - then that business is in violation of the law.
The KKK however is not a race and therefore a business is free to refuse such a commission.
From Elane Photography v. Willock:
"Elane Photography also suggests that enforcing the NMHRA against it would mean
that an African-American photographer could not legally refuse to photograph a Ku Klux
Klan rally. This hypothetical suffers from the reality that political views and political group
membership, including membership in the Klan, are not protected categories under the
NMHRA. See § 28-1-7(F) (prohibiting public accommodation discrimination based on
“race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
spousal affiliation or physical or mental handicap”). Therefore, an African-American could
decline to photograph a Ku Klux Klan rally. However, the point is well-taken when the roles
in the hypothetical are reversed—a Ku Klux Klan member who operates a photography
business as a public accommodation would be compelled to photograph an African-
American under the NMHRA. This result is required by the NMHRA, which seeks to
promote equal rights and access to public accommodations by prohibiting discrimination
based on certain specified protected classifications."
You can rally against it all day long, but the KKK argument has lost in court. A decision to refuse service based on a KKK event is not a refusal of service based on race.