There's No Federal Law Stopping Businesses From Discriminating Against Female Customers. Now There's A Bill To Fix That.

WASHINGTON -- The landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 barred places of public accommodation -- like movie theaters and restaurants -- from discriminating against people on the basis of race, color, religion or national origin. Lunch counters, for example, would no longer be able to turn away someone because she happened to be black. 

But sex wasn't included in the protected categories. And it still isn't. In other words, it remains legal in some places for a business to refuse to serve...

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