Take the “Which Discrimination Do You Think Should be Legal?”

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Since online quizzes don’t often result in enough painfully revealing introspection, uncovering deep unsettling truths buried within… take this fun and not-even-slightly troubling quiz about what discrimination you think should be legal. Then see how much your score (for which you will be harshly judged) matches up with the law!!

Quiz:

Which of the following ripped-from-the-headlines forms of discrimination should be legal?

— 1) Accountant refuses to serve gay customers, citing religious beliefs.

— 2) Restaurant refuses to serve customers who are divorced, citing religious beliefs.

— 3) Doctor refuses to treat patients who are in interracial marriages, citing religious beliefs.

— 4) Grocery store chain puts up “No Christians” signs, citing religious beliefs.

— 5) Gas station puts up “No Muslims” signs, citing religious beliefs

— 6) Large software company fires someone because of conservative evangelical beliefs the just “don’t mesh” with the company culture.

Add up your Yes-this-discrimination-should-be-100%-legals and get your score.

Interpreting the Results.

See where your score lines up with my overtly judgmental, not-everyone-wins-there-are-definitely-wrong-answers scoring key.

Scores:

6: Well… at least you’re … consistent(?) honest(?) Just saying, I’m not sure I want to live in that world, but, hey, to each his own (unless it conflicts with your religious beliefs, apparently ¯_(ツ)_/¯). Unfortunately for you, there is no state in the United States where your rampantly discriminatory utopia exists.

1–5: Thanks for playing. Now explain yourself!!!!! Muslims but not Christians? Interracial couples but not gay couples? Depending on your score, you may live in one of the states where multiple types of discrimination described, down to the exact detail, is 100% legal. (Texans raise hands.)

0: Congrats on earning the Right Side of History badge. (For future reference, legal discrimination quizzes are scored like golf.) Unfortunately, there is no state in the United States where your gloriously nondiscriminatory utopia exists.

How much of this garbage is actually legal?

Now that the game’s over, here’s what the law actually protects and doesn’t protect.

— 1) Accountant refuses to serve gay customers, citing religious beliefs.

Sexual orientation is not a constitutionally protected class (ask the Supreme Court). So, unless you particular state has passed a law that prohibits this kind of discrimination, you can be fired for being gay or refused service. Roughly half the states have no such protections. I’d tell you which ones, but I promise you, you can probably guess which ones they are.

— 2) Restaurant refuses to serve customers who are divorced, citing religious beliefs.

Marital status is not a constitutionally protected class. Many states protect employment discrimination based on marital status, but non-employment related discrimination does not fall under those protections.

— 3) Doctor refuses to treat patients who are in interracial marriages, citing religious beliefs.

Race is a constitutionally protected class and is protected under the Civil Rights Act, so this is unlawful discrimination.

— 4) Grocery store chain puts up “No Christians” signs, citing religious beliefs.

Religion is a constitutionally protected class and is protected under the Civil Rights Act, so this is unlawful discrimination.

— 5) Gas station puts up “No Muslims” signs, citing religious beliefs.

Religion is a constitutionally protected class and is protected under the Civil Rights Act, so this is unlawful discrimination.

— 6) Software company fires someone because of conservative evangelical beliefs.

Religion is a constitutionally protected class and is protected under the Civil Rights Act, so this is unlawful discrimination.

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