Pro-Trump Hat Not Part Of Religion, N.Y. Court Says.

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A man arguing that a bar violated his religious freedom rights when it refused him service for wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat lost his case in April when a New York judge ruled that the bar had the legal right to turn him away.

Greg Piatek sued The Happiest Hour bar after a bartender in January 2017 allegedly told him, "Anyone who supports Trump--or believes what you believe--is not welcome here."

Piatek originally sued the bar for "offending his sense of being American." New York law protects people from discrimination on the basis of race, religion and several other categories, but does not offer protection on the basis of political beliefs. This led Piatek to shift gears and argue that his decision to wear the hat was an expression of his religious...

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