Hot for 2017: legalized discrimination! If Donald Trump and Mike Pence have their way, many of the highly controversial religious freedom acts that have been put in place in states like North Carolina could become national law, making it totally legal to refuse service to certain people based on religious convictions. Now, a restaurant in Iowa is testing the limits of discrimination by discriminating against Trump voters.
Stella, a popular restaurant and sports bar in University Heights, was found to be charging a higher cover for anyone who admitted to voting for The Donald at the door. “Yes, this is discrimination, but you voted for it," read a sign posted at the front of the business.
But don't champion Stella's managers as social justice pioneers just yet. It seems like the higher-ups at the business were far more interested in making people laugh than in making any kind of actual political statement: "It wasn't about the money, it was about the joke," said manager Kevin Perez. "I have no problem if you voted for Trump. I have no problem if you voted for Gary Johnson. It was a funny way engage. There was no fighting, no violence, no anything. Five people got mad over the nine hours we did it, and they would just leave."
Ummm, cool joke? It'll be even more funny when I actually have my rights taken away. Absolutely. Hilarious.