The Happiest Hour bar offers a “whimsical” atmosphere and staff who take a “non-judgemental” approach when it comes to the drinks menu. When it comes to politics?
They’re not so laid back.
That’s the message Greg Piatek claims to have gotten when he visited in 2017. The Pennsylvania man was wearing a Make America Great Again hat, and he says staff told him, “Anyone who supports Trump – or believes in what you believe – is not welcome here! And you need to leave right now because we won’t serve you!”
Piatek sued the New York City establishment for religious discrimination, with his attorney arguing, “He was paying spiritual tribute to the victims of 9/11. The Make America Great Again hat was part of his spiritual belief.” Justice David Cohn wasn’t convinced, dismissing the incident as merely “a petty slight.”
I can’t say that I’m too surprised by the ruling. After all, this is a private business, and its owners should be free to embrace (or alienate) whatever market share that they wish. But while it might be legal to turn away Trump supporters, it turns there’s another group that bartenders can’t say no to.
Drinking during a pregnancy puts your child at risk for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder–something that carries life-long consequences. In light of this, you might not fault a bar for refusing to serve pregnant women. Well, New York’s Human Rights Commission does, insisting, “While covered entities may attempt to justify certain categorical exclusions based on maternal or fetal safety, using safety as a pretext for discrimination or as a way to reinforce traditional gender norms or stereotypes is unlawful.”
So there you have it: While shunning Republicans is fine, looking out for a baby isn’t. Perhaps it isn’t surprising that protecting children in the womb isn’t a priority: supporters cheered when the state liberalized its laws on late-term abortion. Dr. Anthony Levatino has performed over thirteen hundred abortions, and in the video below, he describes what a third trimester abortion involves:
To help ensure the baby will be delivered dead and not alive, the abortionist uses a large needle to inject digoxin or potassium chloride through the woman’s abdomen or vagina, targeting the baby’s heart, torso, or head. When the digoxin takes effect, the lethal dose causes a fatal cardiac arrest, and the baby’s life will end. (Even if the needle misses the baby, digoxin can still kill the baby when released into the amniotic sack, but will usually take longer to kill the child.)
On its website, the CDC shares Taylor Allen’s story. Taylor’s mom struggled with alcoholism while she was carrying him, and he suffers from cognitive impairment as a result.
However, protecting kids like Taylor just isn’t a priority in the Big Apple. What is?
Giving conservatives the boot.
This article was originally published at Western Free Press.