( ENSPIRE COMMUNITY ) Watch What Happened When A Food Truck In NC Refused To Serve Gays
When discrimination serves BBQ and you can’t get any!
“The Daily Show” taught a few hungry North Carolina’s what the discriminatory HB2 bill really does. The legislation widely and might I say ignorantly known as the “Bathroom Bill” restricts transgender people from using the restroom that corresponds with their gender identity and also allows businesses to discriminate based on sexual orientation.
Roy Wood, Jr. and Jordan Klepper rented a food truck and created a fake barbecue company called Bone Brothers Flamin’ BBQ to show what HB2 is like in action in Raleigh, North Carolina.― to the test by opening a food truck that refuses to serve gay people or anyone who they simply think might be gay.
The pair turned baffled customers away by saying things like, “You can’t just throw it in everybody’s face, all right? We’re not going to serve you.”
The verdict? “Wow! That is so weird! It’s as if people don’t like arbitrary discrimination.”
Sadly, all of this is 100 percent legal, as the North Carolina Justice Center notes.
Q: Can a business refuse to do business with me because of my sexual orientation or gender identity?
A: Yes. HB2 excludes LGBTQ individuals from state anti-discrimination protections in public accommodations. Additionally, there is no federal law that specifically protects persons against discrimination on the basis of sex (including sexual orientation or gender identity) in public accommodations. This means that any private business
Since HB2 was passed in March, countless celebrities, politicians and businesses have called for North Carolina to revoke the law, which could reportedly cost the state billions in revenue due to boycotts.
Thank You “The Daily Show” for pointing out just how distasteful discrimination is ― now if only the leaders of North Carolina’s would do something to change this.