NY judge rules that bars are allowed to throw out Trump supporters

Keep in mind that this works both ways, proggies.

From NY Post: A Manhattan judge ruled Wednesday that there’s nothing “outrageous” about throwing the president’s supporters out of bars — because the law doesn’t protect against political discrimination.

Philadelphia accountant Greg Piatek, 31, was bounced from a West Village watering hole in January 2017, just after Trump took the oath of office, for wearing a “Make America Great Again” cap, according to his lawsuit over the incident.

“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 claims the staff of The Happiest Hour on West 10th Street told him after he and his pals complained about the rude service they were getting from a bartender.

So he sued in Manhattan Supreme Court, claiming the incident “offended his sense of being American.”

But on Wednesday, when the bar’s lawyer, Elizabeth Conway, pointed out that only religious, and not political, beliefs are protected under state and city discrimination laws, saying, “supporting Trump is not a religion” — Piatek pivoted.

“The purpose of the hat is that he wore it because he was visiting the 9/11 Memorial,” his attorney Paul Liggieri told Justice David Cohen in court Wednesday.

“He was paying spiritual tribute to the victims of 9/11. The Make American Great Again hat was part of his spiritual belief,” Liggieri claimed. Piatek and his pals had, in fact, visited the memorial before the bar.

“Rather than remove his hat, instead he held true to his spiritual belief and was forced from the bar,” Liggieri said.

When the judge asked how the bar employees were supposed to be aware of Piatek’s unusual religious beliefs, Liggieri answered, “They were aware he was wearing the hat.”

The judge pressed Liggieri on the idea of his client’s professed creed.

“How many members are in this spiritual program that your client is engaged in?” the judge asked.

“Your honor, we don’t allege the amount of individuals,” Liggieri said. “So, it’s a creed of one?” the judge asked. “Yes, your honor,” Liggieri replied.

After nearly an hour of argument the judge took a short break and then returned to the bench with his ruling.

“Plaintiff does not state any faith-based principle to which the hat relates,” Cohen said in tossing the case.

Piatek had sued for unspecified emotional damages, but the judge said the incident amounted to nothing more than a “petty” slight.

“Here the claim that plaintiff was not served and eventually escorted out of the bar because of his perceived support for President Trump is not outrageous conduct,” the judge ruled.

Liggieri said he plans to review the decision to determine whether or not to appeal.


28 responses to “NY judge rules that bars are allowed to throw out Trump supporters

  1. sixlittlerabbits

    Well, a Christian baker can be forced to bake a cake for a lesbian wedding, but a gay bar can throw out a Trump supporter! Remember, the latter occurred in New York City, Sodom by the Sea.

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  2. On a whole the country I grew up in is no longer the same place. How much education will it take at the grade school level to move the ideology of the youth towards conservatism and restore what we once had. Every day seems there is yet another slamming of the American way of life to push the Marxist agenda to take control.
    It’s going to take all of us and all the prayer we can muster to turn this country back to God.

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    • I couldn’t have said it better Brian, but we have to eliminate the educators that have been covertly inserted into Academia first, I’m not sure how that would happen at this point. The only way I see is to once again enforce Laws against Un-American Activities, like we used to. We’ll even have to eliminate the Scholastic Publishers and rewrite all the books. I honestly want to start locking up individuals that purposely challenge our Constitution, throw the entire Book at them, from child abuse to high treason, with special hard labor prisons, I’m really getting Fed up, Pun intended.

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  3. Curiously, NYC’s Human Rights Law prohibits discrimination based on every imaginable attribute — “race, color, creed, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, partnership status, caregiver status, any lawful source of income, status as a victim of domestic violence or status as a victim of sex offenses or stalking, lawful occupation, whether children are, may be or would be residing with a person or conviction or arrest record” — but not political affiliation.


    Other anti-discrimination laws and policies, however, include “political affiliation,” such as https://www.luzerne.edu/about/legal/Anti-DiscriminationAnti-HarassmentPolicyApprovedApril232013.pdf.

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    • Islam is a Religion on it’s face, but I actually think it’s more of a mask for a Political Ideology, maybe we start printing Christian MAGA Hats for Legal protection. Milo should have pulled the Gay Card, then he would have been protected.

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      • Old Hats: #MAGA > Make America Great Again

        New Hats: #MAGGA > Make America & GOD Great Again

        Stuff that, Judge (((Cohen))).

        Year 2024 Headline:

        Former President Trump has announced he is opening a chain of #MAGGA Watering Holes in NYC — Lefties Not Welcome

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      • I’ve always viewed Islam as a political system wrapped in a religious cloak.

        There’s a reason sharia is law, not faith.

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    • Isn’t that interesting? I find stuff like that every once in a while and it just blows my mind. This is what happens when somebody tries to write a blueprint for life. Everyone is supposed to abide by it too.

      It’s like proving a negative. In order to cover every conceivable situation they missed one. A few years ago I ran into one of these regarding discrimination in employment. It was a “Native American” owned company and they were being sued by a couple of whitey’s. Turns out that Native American companies are exempt from the Civil Rights Act of 1964. But it gets better. Because of some legislative hocus-pocus with this particular tribe, it was declared a “corporation”, not a tribe, and was, therefore subject to the legislation.

      We have FAR too many laws. We need to stop legislating and start repealing. These idiots are always trying to control every aspect of people’s lives through law.

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      • So true re the over abundance of laws! There are so many, experts need “Law LIBRARIES” to store them all.

        Congress should only meet once every 10 years to “make laws.” The other 9 years should be spent with “Repealers” going back in time & undoing all the redundant & unnecessary “crap”!

        God Himself tried the micro-managing via too many laws (w/ancient Israel) which definitely served its purpose > as a “tutor” to show that NOBODY could live up to all of them (& hence, the purpose of the Savior Christ who could). After that, God threw out all of those laws but just two: Love God & Love Thy Neighbor.

        Just2Laws… Congress should take note!

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        • “God Himself tried the micro-managing via too many laws (w/ancient Israel)”

          It’s not God, it’s the man-made Talmud.

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          • Are you saying you feel the five “books of Moses” in the Old Testament portion of the Bible are actually the Babylonian Talmud? (An impossibility time-wise since the ancient Israelites were not hauled away to Babylon until the time of Daniel).

            In my comment above re God formerly micro-managining the ancient Israelites via too many laws, I should have specified that I was referring to the Old Testament Biblical books of LEVITICUS & DEUTERONOMY which contain the abundant Do’s & Don’t’s of the FULL “Law of Moses.” (The “10 Commandments” in Exodus 20 are not all there were.)


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            • What I meant is that the Old Testament (or Torah) is nothing compared to the Talmud in the profusion of laws and rules.


              • Whew! Good, TY! but there were quite a few. Paul touches on some of them in Colossians 2:

                Colossians 2:6-23 King James Version (KJV)

                6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:

                7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.

                8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

                9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

                10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:

                11 In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:

                12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.

                13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;

                14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;

                15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

                16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:

                17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.

                18 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

                19 And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.

                20 Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances,

                21 (Touch not; taste not; handle not;

                22 Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men?

                23 Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body: not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh.

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                • The implication of your original comment is that when our Lord Jesus Christ referred to His Father (Abba), He didn’t mean the God of the Old Testament?


                  • Sorry for the confusion, but no, that’s not what I meant. I definitely meant the “God of Abraham, Isaac, & Jacob,” his 12 sons including Joseph, their slavery in Egypt & their deliverance through Moses & the giving of the Law at Mt. Sinai & Moses later writing all of that down, including all of the specific laws in Leviticus & Deuteronomy.

                    I guess I should have added “ancient Israel BC [Before Christ]” vs. “ancient Israel AD [Anno Domini, year of our Lord]” or after Christ came.

                    I always think (in my own mind, lol) of “ancient Israel” as the OT crowd, though 2000+/- years ago (when Christ was here preaching to Israel) could also be considered “ancient” as well.

                    Hope that makes sense! 🙂

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  4. let reminds this ,,judge,, then that a christian who runs a bakery or anything else.have the same rights to refuse doing whatever a gay or lesby couple wants from them!!! eyes to eyes ,tooth for tooth!!! (but that aply only for libtards,the conservatives must be put on jails for refusing it,dont ya?)…yeah,rats everywhere,rats ,rats,they all rats

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  5. Reblogged this on kommonsentsjane and commented:

    Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.

    When did that start – a business is open for all – unless:



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  6. What has happened to our country reminds me of a verse in Jude, which speaks of “certain men who have crept in unawares”. The result has been deadly, and it will take prayer and God’s intervention to get it back. As Christians, it is going to require action, just like the American Revolution required action by the Christian men and women of that era. Those who hate God and hate our country are not just going to give it back to us.

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    • Great verse! I didn’t think of that one.

      The one I’m always thinking of re the Commie infiltration is the parable of the farmer planting seeds…

      “But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.” (Matt. 13:25).

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  7. BREAKING NEWS: Seventy-Two Killed Resisting Gun Confiscation In Maryland.

    National Guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed by elements of a Para-military extremist faction. Military and law enforcement sources estimate that 72 were killed and more than 200 injured before government forces were compelled to withdraw.

    Speaking after the clash, Massachusetts Governor Thomas Gage declared that the extremist faction, which was made up of local citizens, has links to the radical right-wing tax protest movement.

    Gage blamed the extremists for recent incidents of vandalism directed against internal revenue offices. The governor, who described the group’s organizers as “criminals,” issued an executive order authorizing the summary arrest of any individual who has interfered with the government’s efforts to secure law and order.

    The military raid on the extremist arsenal followed wide-spread refusal by the local citizenry to turn over recently outlawed assault weapons.

    Gage issued a ban on military-style assault weapons and ammunition earlier in the week. This decision followed a meeting early this month between government and military leaders at which the governor authorized the forcible confiscation of illegal arms.

    One government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, pointed out that “none of these people would have been killed had the extremists obeyed the law and turned over their weapons voluntarily”.

    Government troops initially succeeded in confiscating a large supply of outlawed weapons and ammunition. However, troops attempting to seize arms and ammunition in Lexington met with resistance from heavily-armed extremists who had been tipped off regarding the government’s plans.

    During a tense standoff in the Lexington town park, National Guard Colonel Francis Smith, commander of the government operation, ordered the armed group to surrender and return to their homes. The impasse was broken by a single shot, which was reportedly fired by one of the right-wing extremists.

    Eight civilians were killed in the ensuing exchange.

    Ironically, the local citizenry blamed government forces rather than the extremists for the civilian deaths. Before order could be restored, armed citizens from surrounding areas had descended upon the guard units. Colonel Smith, finding his forces over matched by the armed mob, ordered a retreat.

    Governor Gage has called upon citizens to support the state/national joint task force in its effort to restore law and order. The governor also demanded the surrender of those responsible for planning and leading the attack against the government troops.

    Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, and John Hancock, who have been identified as “ringleaders” of the extremist faction, remain at large.

    And this fellow Americans, is how the American Revolution began, April 20, 1775.

    History. Study it, or repeat it.

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  8. If you go to a bar that is full of NY Yankees fan and you have on a NY Mets hat then you will be badgered to get the hell out. If you go to a Bar full of Democrats and you wear a “make America Great Again” hat; guess what? You goanna get humiliated and kicked out…..


  9. I find this very ironic. We say that we value our freedoms. Then we allow groups to persuade us to pass laws that make “illegal” other group’s desires. Later, we wonder why we have conflicts.

    We do not all think alike or believe all the same things. That’s is both normal and desirable. Personally, I believe that using “law” to resolve issues like “prejudice” and “discrimination” is a very bad idea. You can make it illegal for a business to “discriminate”, you can make “prejudice” illegal all you like but can’t enforce it.

    What we see today is an extreme form of coercion being brought to bear on the citizenry for total conformity. In this case it is couched as “political”. Political these days is more ideological, although extremely fantasized.

    Just like the antidote for speech that we don’t like is more speech, owners of businesses should be supported in their decisions on who to serve. When I was in Germany, for example, I often saw signs that said “No Coloreds Allowed” or “No American Soldiers Allowed”, etc.. At first it was shocking. Then I realized that such restrictions on what people could do with their businesses were an American invention.

    The reason the bars had the signs was that they had trouble with those groups. There is NO DOUBT about it. They started fights that often lead to shootings. Here, a bar owner would not be allowed to put up a sign like that.

    When I was young I was in Louisiana once and couldn’t get over the signs that said “Colored Beach” or “White’s Only”. We pat ourselves on the back for the progress we’ve made since making that illegal. I’m not so sure its progress.

    The premise is wrong (as usual). The premise was (and is) that we’re all alike and “equal”. Meaning, a particular group is not any more inclined to cause trouble than another. Really? Do you believe that?

    In this case, the bar must be a leftie bar. Now, I wouldn’t go to a leftie bar just like I wouldn’t go to a predominantly black bar. So, I’m not as concerned about Milo getting the boot. Maybe the cure is having more bars willing to listen to him. Then maybe some of the more intelligent people from the leftie bar might filter down to the sane bar to listen.

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  11. Regrettably, I will have to side with the judge on this one, for the reasoning stated. That being said, I should, in all honesty, be able to refuse to drive anyone based on their political opinions. Not that I would make a Big Deal on this: I’d be out of business overnight!
    But the Left needs to know that the wave they are riding on won’t last forever, and I would imagine they are so insane that if—GOD FORBID—we were ever blacked out by an EMP, they would STILL blame Trump!

    Liberalism and leftism are mental disorders, and if I know one thing about mentally ill people is their UNCONDITIONAL INTOLERANCE of anyone not exactly like them! (And this is why I always drink alone, Nyuk! Nyuk!)

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