Boston's mayor and Chicago alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno both want to use governmental power to block Chick-fil-A outlets in their city because of the anti-gay position of its owner. This is clearly unconstitutional but because they are doing it in the name of a good cause, they seem to be getting away with it.
It doesn't surprise us. The Review was one of the few progressive journals to point out the unconstitutionality of a category called hate crimes. Hate is protected under our constitution; doing something is illegal because you hate is not. But adding a penalty because exercising a constitutional right was a motive is blatantly illegal.
Ramn Emanuel joins in