“If you don’t like their principles, go to McDonald’s”

Dershowitz said Cathy’s views are shared by a huge number — “if not a majority, certainly, a very large percentage” — of Americans.

“We’re not talking about somebody who holds views that are extraordinarily remarkable in America. This is a majority view or at least a very substantial view.”

The idea that a few politicians would impose their views on others “tells us something about intolerance,” Dershowitz said.

“There’s a lot of intolerance. Ten or 20 years ago, the same people who are keeping these people out of the city probably would try to keep gay people out of owning restaurants.

“When you discriminate against anyone, you discriminate against everyone. It’s a display of terrible intolerance.”