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Unfortunately we still run into the the occasional establishment that has adopted a "NO COLORS" policy. The issue in almost every case is not that they have a dress code (obvious in some places), but rather they don't want members of motorcycle clubs wearing their colors, or being present in their establishment.
The other issue is, they advertise as "Bike Friendly" establishments sponsoring various so called biker events. Which is it? Are they to define who a biker is or isn't? Are they to select from the public who they want and don't want? Everyone privately owned business has the right to refuse service, but that's not what we're are talking about here. Some states have enacted legislation increasing the scope of the Federal Civil Rights Act guarantees all people the right to "full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, and accommodations of any place of public accommodation, without discrimination or segregation on the ground of race, color, religion, or national origin."
For Example: California's Unruh Civil Rights Act makes it illegal to discriminate against individuals based on unconventional dress or sexual preference.
Colorado does not have such a law as the Unruh Civil Rights Act. Our strength is in our brotherhood, our voice united! Change will come if we commit ourselves to fighting this great injustice. Join us, the Colorado Confederation of Clubs and its members in spreading the word:
"STOP" supporting these businesses!
We will be adding a new page to the website to help spread the word on which restaurants and bars have adopted the "NO COLORS" policy. Please email the names of these establishments to the site webmaster for posting.
In addition we will also like to dedicate a page to the fine establishments who have welcomed us,
Send us the info and help spread the word!
DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF CLOTHING OR CLUB MEMBERSHIP IS ILLEGAL!!!!
exercise or enjoyment of rights secured by the Constitution or laws of the United States has been interfered with, or attempted to be
with may institute and prosecute a civil action for injunctive and other appropriate equitable relief including
the award of compensatory monetary damages.
The Supreme Court ruled in the case of Cohen vs. California, 403 U.S.15 (1971) that individuals have the constitutional right under the First Amendment to wear clothing which displays writings or designs. In addition, the right of an individual to freedom of association has long been recognized and protected by the United States Supreme Court.
Thus, a person's right to wear the clothing of his choice, as well as his right to belong to any club or organization of his choice is constitutionally protected, and persons or establishments who discriminate on the basis of clothing or club memberships are subject to lawsuit.
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