I could see this being a bill that Trump would want his friends in the house and senate to quickly get to work on writing out of existence. They will probably have lawyers preparing a case to bring to trial soon in hopes of getting a court to overturn it.
Why is this modded troll? This was exactly the first thing I thought of too. Trump has repeatedly and rabidly stated how he will persecute anyone that says bad things about him. The first amendment is already going to give him a lot of trouble in that regard.
Are you that new here? Slashdot has had a decidedly conservative majority voice for many years now. I was moderated troll for daring to suggest that Trump is not the greatest leader since the dawn of man kind (minus St. Ronnie, of course).
Trump will work hard at reducing the constitution to something will less value than used toilet paper. Meanwhile the slashdot conservatives will soon champion what a great idea that is.
The DNC put a baker out of business because they wouldn't bake a gay wedding cake.
Here is an actual event
Really? I've heard various iterations of this story but I have not heard one where the Democratic National Committee actually put a baker out of business as you claim. Do you have a source for that?
If someone chooses to be a bigot, and then the negative publicity of their bigotry causes their business level to drop to zero, that is a long ways from having a political party come in and somehow magically put you out of business. Furthermore, if you sell a product to someone, and then you fail to deliver that product as promised, the person who paid you for that product has a right to seek their money back. And if your timing on denial of said product is such that an important event is now disrupted, the customer has a right to seek additional compensation for that as well.
Had the actual, extant (as opposed to your fantasy) baker just had a sign on his door declaring his bigotry, he could have avoided all this as the customer who wanted a wedding cake for a same-sex marriage never would have bothered going in.
Sure, stop black people from stepping foot into your home or your store. Refuse to buy or sell with them. It's your right!
There are things you can do that I don't think are good ideas. There are things you can do that I think are immoral or even dangerous to yourself. I am not endorsing business owners being bigots, but they do have certain rights to exclude people from their private property and rights of association. I'm willing to meet them half way and say "if you don't want to do business with XYZ type of people, that's fine as long as you post a sign plainly stating that. No surprises after the fact".
Similarly if a technology company wants to exclude certain types of traffic or communication from its services, I'm fine with that as long as it is understood what is and is not allowed. As long as the forbidden content is described, they can go ahead and do it.
you trying to force them to support yours.
Is not in any way supported by what I wrote. You made an incorrect assumption.
The rich get rich, and the poor get poorer. The haves get more, the have-nots die.