10:38 p.m. MST
Local businesses in downtown Yuma feel strongly about this new bill that might soon pass in Arizona. However, they say they are completely against it and would let anyone in their business regardless of their sexual orientation.
Tara Link, Manager at “Da Boyz” Restaurant says, “We serve everybody we don’t discriminate against anybody we would definitely serve gay people we would not be one of those establishments that are for that."
However, there are some people that understand that a business has the right to do as they please regardless if it may seem unfair.
Yuma resident, Jet Sonorono says, “These are private businesses you know and the nature of commerce and capitalism is I guess that they can set their own set of rules."
While others believe under no business or personal circumstances should that be accepted and would try to protest against it.
Michael Woodlee says, "I would just wear something and protest to that and if they try to refuse me service then maybe I would go with a female to complicate the situation and try to prove what they're trying to separate people for."
Tara adds, "I wouldn’t personally go to that restaurant if they decided to follow through with this."
Yuma Resident Michael Woodlee believes eating next to someone that may be gay shouldn’t affect your dinner.
Michael says, "If you dislike that then that is your option to leave."
They are also surprised that they're even discussing such a thing at this day and age.
Tara adds, "I think it’s very shocking especially in 2014 like I can’t believe that’s happening right now it’s just completely ridiculous."