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REGION VIII : Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont
DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF CLOTHING OR CLUB MEMBERSHIP IS ILLEGAL
Rhode Island General Laws, Section 11-24-1, (1956, as amended), provides
that "All persons within the jurisdiction of this state shall be
entitled to the full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities
and privileges of any place of public accommodation, resort or amusement
subject only to the conditions and limitations established by law and
applicable alike to all persons." Further, any persons aggrieved
by any violation of this statute has the right to petition the Rhode Island
Commission on Human Rights to induce compliance. RL Gen. Laws Section
11-24-4 (1956, as amended).
The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled in the case of Cohen v.
California, 403 U.S. 15 (1971), that persons have the constitutional right
under the First Amendment to wear clothing which displays writing 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 membership may be subject to lawsuit.
Don't subject yourself to civil and criminal penalties and to expensive
and time consuming lawsuits. Don't discriminate against people wearing
colors or motorcycle attire.
All money from will go directly toward fighting adverse motorcycle legislation.
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