An Arizona eatery has taken a stand against a controversial new bill — one that allows business to deny service to gays in the name of religious freedom — by in turn exercising its right to deny service to lawmakers in the name of equality.
Rocco’s Little Chicago Pizzeria in Tucson posted a sign in its window that reads, “We reserve the right to refuse service to Arizona legislators.” The restaurant then posted a photo of the sign on its Facebook page, where it’s racked up more than 20,000 likes.
“I was appalled by the Senate passing the law,” the restaurant’s owner, Rocco DiGrazia, told the Arizona Daily Star. “The sentiment is that any expansion of discrimination is gonna hurt everybody and open the doors for more.”
DiGrazia said several of his regular customers are gay, along with some of his waitstaff. “Why discriminate against anybody?” he said. “I’m just trying to make some food.”
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