You are free to associate with whomever you want. You can shop wherever you like.
But, if a person is in a position where he does not stand as a company representative (sales, managerial, marketing, ect) but instead works in a factory setting - how he dresses really has no bearing on his performance making widgets.
If the man making widgets is wearing a dress with pigtails, he is disruptive to the workplace - and my solution to that is that SLC will see an exedus of factories and the accompying jobs, because most employees do not want to work in a circus-freak sort of environment. I see little justification in the real-world sense; but since when does logic and rational thought have to do with the 'tingle up your leg' you get with the touchy-feely 'feelings' such rulings envoke?
Says who that it has no bearing at all? You? Do you dictate to the business owner? As I said you have tyrannical views.
You even admit that this could cause an exodus of companies because of the view you want to impose. So it is alright for people to lose their businesses because you do not think that they have the right to discriminate against behavior.
Wow! You have got to be one of the most inconsistent FR posters I've seen in a long time. I can just imagine an employee-employer lawsuit or personnel conflict issue on this basis...Now imagine the employer paraphrasing what you just said to TheBigIf:
"Well, you see, Mr. Jones, if only we could 'hide' you behind our public face and place you in the 'back of the bus' of our workplace, then we wouldn't really care how you dress according to how you perceive yourself. But, because you're right up front, well, that gives us the right to employ what our advisor, Hodar, calls 'discrimination'..."
(Yeah, right, the gay activists are going to let you get away with making arbitrary false distinctions like the ones you keep inventing...and then the argument will become what's a "public face" and what isn't in the workplace...all with 101 different versions of what's "public" and what's not...let's face it, you've come up with a "crappy cement" wall that at the first flush of any water force will disintegrate)