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Under 42 USC 2000a(a): All persons shall be entitled to the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, and accommodations of any place of public accommodation, as defined in this section, without discrimination or segregation on the ground of race, color, religion, or national origin. So a business may be ...


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There is no constitutional right to be free from facts that don't make you happy. A store cannot refuse you service because of your religion, or your lack of religion (federal anti-discrimination laws, "public accommodations" which is a technical term that refers to stores, hotels and so on, where race, color, religion, or national origin are the protected ...


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I'm not a lawyer, but this sounds like a clear-cut case of religious discrimination to me. You say in a follow-up comment, "I think it can't be religious discrimination because the company owner is also a Christian." But no, that's not how the law works. Discrimination on the basis of religion is illegal no matter how close or far apart the people involved ...


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Caveat: I am not a lawyer. The facts, as stated, do not indicate religious discrimination. There is no indication that Ann either knew or considered Christine's religious beliefs in her decision. But that does not mean Christine does not have a case. The issue is the details of why Ann refused to hire Christine: Absolutely religious discrimination: "You ...


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This question fundamentally is not about religion in any way. Based on your question, Christine would not be discriminating against people from Ann's own sect, only against transgender people. If Ann has reason to believe that Christine will behave in a discriminatory way to transgender people, Ann can legitimately exclude her to prevent harm to other ...


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The law doesn't distinguish between two Christians with divergent beliefs, or between an atheist and a Christian (obviously with divergent beliefs). The law simply does not care what religion you have, or whether you have one. The law just says "follow the law!". The complication is that part of the First Amendment which says that the law is to be neutral ...


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