Saturday, July 4, 2015

Did You Know It's Still Legal To Keep Gay People Out Of Businesses?

A Tennessee store owner put a sign infant of his shop that read “No Gays Allowed.” This is still legal in the state for him to refuse service to those in the LGBT community. John Iadarola and Ana Kasparian (The Point) hosts of The Young Turks discuss.

"After the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states, a hardware store in Grainger County, Tennessee, put up a sign with a terrible message: "No gays allowed." And while this might seem abhorrent to most people, it turns out that it's totally legal.

Jeff Amyx, a baptist minister who owns Amyx Hardware & Roofing Supplies, told WBIR 10 News that he put up the sign because he's religiously opposed to gay and lesbian couples, and that he has no intent of taking the sign down.

The storeowner's actions invoke memories of similar signs that were used in the South prior to the Civil Rights Movement to enforce segregation, which is now illegal under federal law. But unlike discrimination against black people and other racial minorities, this type of discrimination against gay and lesbian people is totally legal — not just in Tennessee, but most other states in the US."

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