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Tucson Pizzeria: ‘We Reserve The Right To Refuse Service To Arizona Legislators’

by David Badash on February 21, 2014

in News,Politics

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Rocco’s Little Chicago Pizzeria has decided to take the spirit of the bill Arizona lawmakers passed this week and make their position clear. The state Senate on Wednesday passed SB 1062, a wide-sweeping bill allowing anyone for any reason to refuse service to anyone if they could claim they were doing so as an expression of their sincerely-held religious beliefs. In other words, a gay “Jim Crow” bill. The House last night passed the same bill, HB 2153, and the legislation now sits on Governor Jan Brewer‘s desk awaiting her signature or veto.

So the folks at Rocco’s in Tucson decided to post a sign –which is more than the lawmakers had the decency to require — stating, “We reserve the right to refuse service to Arizona legislators,” right on their front door.

Via their Facebook page, they wrote:

“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. That is all.”

In response to their brave and amusing stance, Rocco’s is getting a lot of support.


Hat tip: Scott Wooledge

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ragefirewolf February 21, 2014 at 1:34 pm


BeerandOnion February 21, 2014 at 1:37 pm


dauphinjo February 21, 2014 at 1:46 pm

Fantastic! Another positive that will come of this is that business should boom for Rocco's (as it should) and other businesses will see that and follow suit.

labman57 February 21, 2014 at 3:36 pm

Bigotry and discrimination is abhorrent.

Attempting to rationalize said bigotry as “religious freedom” is cowardly.

Government-sanctioned bigotry and discrimination is simply unconscionable, and any state law permitting such inhumane conduct in the name of “free enterprise” and “religious rights” is a direct violation of the federal Civil Rights Acts.

Jeremy Martin February 21, 2014 at 6:14 pm

Welcome to America, where being a decent human being is a rarely chosen option.

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