Arizona Pizzeria Gives Legislators A Taste of Their Own Medicine By Refusing Them Service

Yesterday, the Arizona House of Representatives approved what’s being called a “license to discriminate” against gays bill, which would allow individuals and businesses to have the legal right to refuse services to people or groups if they claimed that doing so would “substantially burden” their freedom of religion.

A locally-owned pizza/pasta/wings restaurant in Tucson, Arizona, was so infuriated by the bill’s passage, they decided to give Arizona’s bigoted state lawmakers who want to legalize discrimination in their state, a taste of their own hateful medicine, by refusing them service.

Following last night’s vote by the Arizona House, Rocco’s Little Chicago Pizzeria took a stand for equality by posting the following photo to their Facebook page with this caption: “Funny how just being decent is starting to seem radical these days.”


Update: Owner Anthony Rocco DiGrazia told The Huffington Post Friday in a Facebook message:

“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.

The sign was created by Barbie Donovan from Tucson.

The comments on the Facebook post were overwhelmingly positive.

U.S. Army Captain Randy wrote:

I am a Captain in the Army who happens to be gay. I just want to thank you for standing up for whats right. I promise if I am ever in Tucson I’ll be stopping by for a bite to eat.

Brandie wrote:

I’d pay the delivery fee to Texas when pizza comes with a social conscience!! Thank you for being a neighborhood pizzeria that supports your patrons!

Mike writes:

Bravo! Honest courage in the face of legislative stupidity. From a Chicago style pizza joint! Yay!

[H/T: Bilerico]