Pizzeria Puts Up Sign to Protest ‘'Turn Away the Gays' Bill
An Arizona pizzeria is doing what it can to protest the so-called “turn away the gays” bill, which would allow businesses to refuse service to anyone on religious grounds. Rocco’s Little Chicago caused quite a stir when the pizzeria displayed a sign in its window that read, “We reserve the right to refuse service to Arizona legislators,” in protestat of the controversial bill, which many say specifically targets members of the LGBT community.
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...
— Rocco's Pizzeria (@tucsonpizza) February 20, 2014
“The law is designed to protect one group and open up the door to discrimination against everyone else,” owner Rocco DiGrazia told us. “I will serve pizza to anyone who’s hungry. It doesn’t matter to me who or what you are.”
DiGrazia said that the sign was actually given to him by a regular customer, who had noticed his outspoken opinion on the subject over social media. The bill, passed by Arizona’sRepublican-controlled House of Representatives now sits on the desk of Arizona Governor Jan Brewer.