You can’t have a test for what the owners’ personal views are before you decide to give a permit to do something in the city. You really don’t want to ask political beliefs or religious beliefs before you issue a permit. That’s just not government’s job.
I’ve been completely stunned that a number of large metropolitan mayors and councilman have gone on record that they are actively trying to prevent a restaurant from opening in their jurisdiction without any evidence (or even claims) of discrimination happening in their businesses.
Given his history, I was even more stunned that Bloomberg not only wasn’t right there with them, but he actively spoke out against it.
Way to go Mikey! (on this one at least) Now can I have a large soda with that?