The judge was clearly right on the law. I have issues with the policy of the bar owner. I have worn my "Make Mexico Great Again" hat into a bar where I live in Brookhaven, Georgia and have been cheered and high fived. I believe that places that provide public accommodations as good policy should allow for the open expression of political views as long as they do not involve hate speech. The bar owner clearly has a legal right to discriminate if he chooses. I personally think he was being intolerant. "
"A judge in New York City has ruled in favor of a bar that kicked someone out for wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat. According to the New York Post, Philadelphian Greg Piatek was booted from The Happiest Hour in January of 2017, just after Donald Trump's inauguration, because he was wearing a red MAGA cap.
So the 31-year-old sued the place, claiming the incident "offended his sense of being American," according to the lawsuit. But according to The Happiest Hour's lawyer, Elizabeth Conway, political beliefs are not protected from discrimination by law - only religious beliefs are.
"Supporting Trump is not a religion," she said, according to The Post, to which Piatek's attorney, Paul Liggieri counterpointed, "The purpose of the hat is that he wore it because he was visiting the 9/11 Memorial. He was paying tribute to the victims of 9/11. The Make America Great Again hat was part of his spiritual belief."
After an hourlong investigation into Piatek's alleged "spiritual program," the judge decided that there was nothing "outrageous" about the Trump supporter's removal from the bar. It's unclear at this time whether the decision will be appealed, but if Piatek plans on patronizing this bar again, he may want to leave his trucker hat at home."
Bars can refuse service to Trump supporters, judge says - LA Times