Arizona legislators took a firm stance on bringing the LGBT movement back about 30 years yesterday—a new bill making it legal for businesses to discriminate against LGBT customers on grounds of “religious liberty” is currently on the desk of Governor Jan Brewer.
We reported yesterday:
Brewer hasn’t indicated if she will sign the measure, passed almost entirely by Republicans, but she has shown herself to be antagonistic to LGBT rights. She fought a court ruling that overturned the state’s ban on domestic partnership benefits for Arizona employees and signed an antigay adoption bill into law.
Today, a local Arizona pizzeria takes an even firmer stance on feeding hate mongers:
As a longtime employer and feeder of the gay community, Rocco's reserves the right to eject any State Senators we see fit to kick out…
— Rocco's Pizzeria (@tucsonpizza) February 20, 2014
That’s right. Tuscon’s Rocco’s Pizzeria (a four-star establishment, according to Yelp) is proudly turning Arizona lawmakers away at the door.
Funny how just being decent is starting to seem radical these says. pic.twitter.com/ygZcMDlgEX
— Rocco's Pizzeria (@tucsonpizza) February 21, 2014
Owner Anthony Rocco DiGrazia tells HuffPo “A customer posted the sign to my Facebook feed, so I printed it up and laminated it. The response has been overwhelming and almost all positive from across the globe. I just want to serve dinner and own and work in a place I’m proud of. Opening the door to government-sanctioned discrimination, regardless of why, is a huge step in the wrong direction. Thanks for all the support.”
Live free or die hungry pic.twitter.com/JfUszxeCQG
— Rocco's Pizzeria (@tucsonpizza) February 22, 2014
We’ll take two slices.