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Northwest Voices

Seattle Times letters to the editor

May 22, 2013 at 7:31 AM

Businesses refuse service to gays

Discrimination is unlawful
Florists and bakers seek a religious exemption from the law, allowing them to discriminate based on their feelings about whether gay marriage is acceptable according to their personal religious beliefs [“Hood River, Ore., bakery won’t make cake for lesbians,” seattletimes.com, May 15].
Let’s put this in perspective. White supremacists, past and present, have also typically framed their discriminatory beliefs in religious terms. How far could a baker who refused to bake a cake for an interracial marriage, based on religious principles of their own, get in the current legal system?
If you are offering services to the general public, you cannot discriminate. Period.
Dennis Tully, Seattle

Comments | Topics: business, discrimination, gay marriage

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