John M. Becker

AZ Pizzeria to Legislators: Discrimination Goes Both Ways

Filed By John M. Becker | February 21, 2014 8:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Best of, Living
Tags: anti-discrimination law, Arizona, pizza, pro-LGBT businesses, religious exemption, special rights, Tucson

Yesterday, the Arizona House passed a deplorable bill that would essentially make it legal for people and businesses to discriminate against LGBT people in Arizona if they claim they're doing it in the name of religion.

But Rocco's Little Chicago Pizzeria, a locally-owned pizza/pasta/wings restaurant in Tucson, Arizona, wants bigoted state lawmakers to know that if they're going to legalize discrimination in the Grand Canyon State, they'd better be prepared to receive a taste of their own medicine.

Shortly after last night's vote, the restaurant took a stand for equality by posting this photo to their Facebook page. The caption: "Funny how just being decent is starting to seem radical these days."

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Awesome, right? If you're in the Tucson area or traveling there in the near future, be sure to stop by Rocco's Little Chicago Pizzeria for a meal -- and when you're there, let them know you chose to patronize them because of their support for LGBT equality. You'll be showing them that supporting our community is a good business decision, and you may just end up making their day.

And if you aren't near Tucson, you can always show Rocco's some love on their Facebook page.

UPDATE: The sign being displayed at Rocco's was created by Tucson graphic designer Barbie Donovan. Well done, Barbie!!


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