Do you think privately owned businesses should be able to deny service to people whose sexual orientation goes against their religious beliefs?
"I personally don’t believe that that’s ok, but I also understand that the question isn’t a straightforward issue. The whole concept of a private business is that you can do whatever you want. I can’t say whether or not it should or shouldn’t be a certain way, but if it were up to me I would hope that no one would choose to discriminate." (Atefeh Madi, 32, Theater Arts)
"If it’s a privately owned business and if it’s up to them they can do what they want, and I see their point of view, but I’d say no, because it’s not really fair. Plus as a business they’d have more customers if they weren’t so strictly against a sexual orientation." (Emily Geldmacher, 19, Abnormal Psychology)
"No. I’m religious myself but I think if you’re going to open a business and your going to open up your store and product to others, you have no right to close your doors just because someone does something you disagree with. If someone disagrees with you it doesn’t mean your wrong or they’re wrong, or your right or they’re right, it’s just belief." (Haley Pavlis, 24, Interior Design)
"I’m Christian so I can see why business would say no. Personally if it came down to it I’d say no. It talks about [homosexuality] in the Bible. It’s a sin, I mean it’s not the only sin, there are multiple other things, but I basically have to stand up for God at that point. A business shouldn’t have to serve if they don’t want to." (Bryan Morgan, 20, Undeclared)
"I don’t think companies should be able to discriminate like that." (Nate Thompson, 22, Film)