It was wrong for Sarah Huckabee Sanders to be denied service at a Virginia Red Hen restaurant, asserts the editorial board of The Washington Post. Politicians or public servants on either side of the aisle should have the ability to lead normal lives once they are done working. All Americans have the right to hold their own political beliefs. Some say the Trump administration’s treatment of immigrant children is so abnormal that this attitude is warranted. It is not. Similarly, pro-life advocates could seek to punish those that promote abortion this way. This brand of protest could normalize uncivil behavior that only furthers political and social division.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked to leave a Virginia Red Hen restaurant because of the damaging policies that she helps promote, holds Michelangelo Signorile of The Huffington Post. The manager of the establishment explained that some of her employees, who are gay, expressed unease at serving Sanders. Some have wrongly compared this to a baker refusing to make a wedding cake for a gay couple. That is an example of discrimination based on sexual orientation. Sanders was asked to leave because of her actions, which contribute to the dismantling of LGBT rights. All restaurants have the right to deny service to people that behave badly.