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The View Co-Host Says She Agrees With SCOTUS Ruling in Gay Wedding Website Case

The View Co-Host Says She Agrees With SCOTUS Ruling in Gay Wedding Website Case

Alyssa Farah Griffin

Alyssa Farah Griffin voiced her opinion during a charged discussion on The View.

On Wednesday's episode of The View, co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin said she agreed with the Supreme Court's recent ruling in favor of a website designer who refused to create LGBTQ+ wedding sites.

Griffin, the former White House Director of Strategic Communications under former President Donald Trump during his time in office, told her co-stars, "I actually agree with the Supreme Court decision, but let me explain, and I do not think it protects this woman's right to discriminate."

"Basically, what it says is, because something like creating a website would be freedom of expression or speech, this would also — let's flip it on its head — it would protect a gay web designer from having to create a bigoted, anti-LGBTQ website," she continued.

"They have the right based on their viewpoint protection to say, 'I don't want to do that.'"

Griffin's comments were met with pushback from moderator Whoopi Goldberg, who responded, "They [already] have the right to say that. You don't know somebody's gay unless you ask them, so if the web designer says, 'Um, we're booked up,' they don't have to deal with that other stuff this woman made this about."

Goldberg later stressed that "this is about being able to say, 'I don't want to do a gay person's website,' that's what this is about."

Joy Behar took the opportunity to slam Griffin's former boss, asking, "Does this mean that if I owned a salon and, let's say, Trump wanted to get a haircut, could I say no?" When Goldberg answered yes, Behar added, "I would like to open up a salon just for that to happen!"

While Griffin has been vocal in her support of LGBTQ+ rights in the past, she also touted Donald Trump's ally status on a June episode of The View, noting that he sells Pride merch on his website and once held a Pride event.

On the same episode, Goldberg called attention to the Michigan salon owner who claimed to be exercising her First Amendment rights by refusing service to transgender and queer clients. "If a human identifies as anything other than a man/woman, please seek services at a local pet groomer," the owner wrote on Facebook. "You are not welcome at this salon. Period."

Goldberg responded, stating, "Listen, if you can do this - if this woman can say this because she believes this is her right - what is to keep her from saying, ‘I’m not going to serve you, you look Jewish. I’m not going to serve you, you might be Black.'"

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