Saturday, November 19, 2016

Wedding Cake Redux

Reason magazine looks at efforts by fashion designers to boycott Melania Trump:

"As one who celebrates and strives for diversity, individual freedom, and respect for all lifestyles, I will not participate in dressing or associating in any way with the next First Lady," wrote fashion designer Sophie Theallet in an open letter this week."

Shouldn't they be forced to serve the Trumps, or penalized in some way for not doing so? How is this different than not baking a wedding cake for gay couples?

8 Comments:

At 2:34 PM, Blogger Henchman Of Justice said...

No laws disallow discriminating against straight people on the basis of "liking them or not"....

Earlier in the day, this text responding to a friend about the american soccer culture suffering from pc-fying for diversity.....


Coach Klinsman has great knowledge but when the talent on your team is predominately 34 year old men, then that implies either Klinsman can't recognize younger talent or that he can, and the talent sucks.

Bradley sucks....can't gain possession, can't collect quickly and transit, can't finish consistently, gets out muscled in the midfield......when ya cut Landon Donovan because the youth are better, then where is that youth talent on the field?

Determination: Klinsman can't adapt his German/ European game experience to the American Game.......styles differ regionally, which is why the game is so unpredictable near the top.......can't change culture, many men have tried militarily.....and ya can't succeed socially either."

 
At 2:45 PM, Blogger gabriele gray said...

I think the Trump family members cannot be considered a specific group under most laws which protect against discrimination.
If I have a wholesale business and choose to close the business on Friday, Sunday and Monday, a SDA member might accuse me of discrimination since I am not offering service on days when they can shop although I do offer service on a day when they (religious beliefs) cannot shop (Saturday). My Muslim & Jewish customers can shop on Saturday (if they avoid Friday) and closing on Monday may allow my employees to use the normal work day for personal business purposes, medical appointments, etc.
Also under the law we are allowed the right of free association (remember the "we reserve the right..." signs? Since Trumps do not exist as a separate class as recognized under the law, they would need to sue in state courts and prove it was an unfair denial of trade.
Everyday people choose to boycott businesses.
I believe it's called Freedom of Speech.

 
At 4:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think these laws forcing someone to do something they don't want to do are ridiculous. Who in their right mind would force someone to prepare food for them?

 
At 6:06 AM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

"Who in their right mind would force someone to prepare food for them?"

Agreed, but apparently some do. I've long thought forcing people to associate with those they don't want to isn't going to end well.

 
At 9:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That Gary couldn't understand that he supports infringing on the 1st amendment in order to force his own ideology & beliefs onto America, was his biggest downfall. Freedom to associate, freedom of beliefs, keeping govt & enforcement out of our everyday lives went right over Gary's head.

 
At 9:20 AM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

Yep, and it was a hell of a way to start his campaign, saying a jewish baker should be forced by government to bake a cake for a nazi. Most everyone, myself included, on Johnson's Facebook page went nuts over that. Since he didn't seem to understand freedom of association, and non- association, and kept saying stuff like that, I came to the conclusion his personal social circle consisted mostly of left leaning types where that sort of thinking was acceptable. Thus, he'd say things like that and not seem to understand how anyone could disagree with him.

 
At 9:26 AM, Blogger Sally Sheffield said...

It's their loss.

 
At 10:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Justin Moldow has been offering good tips for the next election. I hope the LP listens up. I hope the voters can learn to trust the LP again.
Once bitten, twice shy...
Hopefully next season will present Justin Amash, as he hopes.

 

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