Your beans are indeed cool and thus I'll accept your explanation about the gay cake. However, how do you explain the Sarah Sanders situation, sir (my alliteration game is top notch). I'm pretty "middle of the road" when it comes to political views but I don't think she should have been denied service because of her affiliation. Maybe they should have said it was a security issue or something. Turning her away because of a dislike of her employer just seems like a line was crossed that shouldn't be crossed.
Ah ha! A very good question, d21lewis. The Sanders situation makes me want to go back and redact this part, or at least clarify. As far as I remember, public accommodation laws extends only to immutable traits across most of the country: gender, race, etc. Political affiliation is not protected like those across most of the US--D.C. being one such exemption.
To me, I've started to lean more towards a libertarian utopian ideal: just like any customer can discriminate towards where they wish to eat, so to could ANY business choose whom they want to serve; on top of that, suppliers for said public accommodations can pull out of deals should some they decide to racially discriminate, for example. I'm not 100% solid on that method, however, but it's an interesting mental exercise that I've weighed in the past.
EDIT: Sorry for the late response too!Last edited by coolbeans - on 06 July 2018