Again, not my area of expertise, but I don't believe this is correct.
Originally Posted by captlid
Private entities still have to abide by Constitutional law. No entity, private of public can discriminate on the basis of race. It is a fully protected class, meaning that the burden to prove the justification of discriminating by race is almost impossible to meet.
Gender is not in the same legal class as race, religion, and (now duplicative?) creed. This means that it is possible to justify discrimination based upon gender, gender is a semi-protected class. It is pretty difficult to create a compelling enough argument, but it can be done.
Discrimination against non-protected classes (you can't ride the rollercoaster if you are over X amount of pounds or something) are very easy to discriminate against, in a legal sense. The burden of proof one needs to justify the policy is pretty light.
An entity being private or public isn't the determining factor.
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