Should businesses be allowed to discriminate against gay people?

Julie Borowski may be named the “Token” Libertarian Girl, but her willingness to take on the toughest topics in politics makes her anything but.

“The Token” takes on the question of whether or not businesses should be allowed to discriminate against gay people.

Borowski looks at the case in Colorado where a bakery refused to make wedding cakes for a gay couple and were sued for discrimination. She looks at the story from the angle of racist businesses who refuse their customers, and whether they should have the right to discriminate as well.

Borowski believes that business owners who are openly discriminatory will go out of business. Who would want to shop at a racist store owners establishment, after all? Julie says: “I want him or her to be able to write on the front door ‘I hate Polacks!”

The topic calls into question the Civil Rights Act of 1964, specifically section 2, where it became illegal for private business owners to discriminate specifically: “because of race, color, religion, or national origin in certain places of public accommodation, such as hotels, restaurants, and places of entertainment.”

Julie concludes that anti-discrimination laws don’t end bigotry, they just require business owners to keep their hatred a secret from potential customers. She believes that we should change the culture, not create laws that engender hatred and keep “the bigots in business.”

This brief 4-minute video is a great summary of the libertarian position on private property rights, discrimination and race.


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