Or maybe I'd be surprised....it is speculation of course.
Yup, and for the most part it will probably stay speculation.
Still though, if some business owner/operator "doesn't like my kind", I'd really like to know that BEFORE I pay them to serve me lunch, bake my cake, or photograph my event. I'd take my biz elsewhere if for no other reason than I'd prolly get better service.
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Anyway, if all you have is that it is not fair then I can't say I'm all that moved by your argument. You're not somehow owed an easy time finding willing sellers.
As soon as the verbiage was that general, it was expanded beyond a person and government into business and public and the rejection of civil rights and or sexual orientation exemptions things got real shady real fast and thats why many people were/are greatly concerned.
ayway i hope its fixed properly. I still dont understand its need and what it does that the constitution and anti-discrimination laws dont already do for me if i lived there but as long as the horrible grey areas are fixed I do agree with you, no harm no foul
My personal opinion on this matter is that whether I agree with someone's position on an issue or not I don't like to see them bullied and that's exactly what I perceive as happening to a few small business owners. On the whole this seems to be a rather small issue made huge by activists and media. I simply haven't seen any evidence of widespread denial of services to homosexuals or blacks or Jews or anyone else but when one incident pops up it suddenly becomes a media firestorm.
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in the situation you described the only people practicing illegal discrimination and violating the rights of others would be the bakery. Theres no other answer based on legality and facts.
now people could feel that they were dicks for choosing that bakery (but that also implies every christian or christian bakery would choose to break the law or think they cant provide service to people based on their religion, millions do not feel that way and it also implies that theres no chance of the couple themselves being Christians and wanting a christian themed wedding cake, there are christian churches doing gay marriages)
but again to answer your question theres only one party partaking in illegal discrimination, thats the bakery
even with law and facts not involved id be curious to see the logic that the couple practiced discrimination.