"Our nation’s civil rights laws protect people on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, and disability in public accommodations—meaning public spaces and commercial services that are available to the general public, such as restaurants, theaters, and hotels. However, no federal law prohibits discrimination in public places and services on the basis of sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation. Consequently, people can be denied access to these public places and services based on who they are or whom they love, with little recourse.
However, there are employment laws against discrimination based of sexual orientation, and age.
So in main,* we have laws that prohibit discrimination based on:
Now, what do almost all have in common? Aside from religion, they are all based on characteristics over which we have no control. Either we are born with them or, like disabilities, they developed unbidden.
You cannot help
your National origin
Your sexual orientation
But! you can help what religion, if any, you belong to. Just like it's your choice as what type of political system you champion, or the kind of clothes you choose to wear, both of which are not protected by anti-discrimination laws. Likewise, the religion you belong to is something you choose, which brings up the question as to why it deserves a form of protection that nothing else in life one chooses to do does?
Why does one's choice of religion get such preferential treatment? If I bake cakes only for Catholics why can't I refuse to bake cakes for Muslims? If I'm a Baptist who loans money for a living, why do I have to loan money to otherwise qualified Scientologists?
I can discriminate against people because of their
Choice of Political party
Inability to carry a tune
Choice of hair style or lack thereof
Food likes and dislikes
Choice of friends
But not their Religion. ........WHY?..............Why is religion treated like such a snow flake?
* Some lists include additional types of discrimination such as "Relationship to someone who may be discriminated against" and "Reprisal / Retaliation."