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Old 07-26-2011, 03:17 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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WALLACE, N.C. — It seems that wearing a dress to the Pizza Hut is not favored upon by its restaurant personnel, at least by Vishon Murphy, a man who did just that in mid-July when he went in to pick up food. “As soon as I walked in the general manager told me that I cannot be in the restaurant because I was dressed in ‘drag,’ in women’s clothing, and he asked me to leave,” Murphy told news station WECT-TV.
“I respect people and their boundaries because I understand that everyone does not like my lifestyle and I show them respect,” said Murphy.
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Old 07-26-2011, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Durm
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I think this place should be swarmed by men wearing dresses.
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Old 07-26-2011, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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The sad thing is if he sues them, he'll probably win.
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Old 07-27-2011, 04:08 PM
 
Location: NC
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i think the sign reads 'no shirts no shoes...' not 'no breasts no dress...'



seriously. id rather see a man in a dress than a kid with his britches showing!
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Old 07-27-2011, 11:17 PM
 
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That's ridiculous. He should be able to wear whatever he wants as long as it provides adequate coverage of "private" parts.
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Old 07-28-2011, 02:21 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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That's ridiculous. He should be able to wear whatever he wants as long as it provides adequate coverage of "private" parts.
How about the fact that the man was on private property? I would agree with you when it's public but doesn't the owner/staff of the restaurant have the right to decide what's appropriate attire for their privately owned business? Try getting seated at a Ruth's Chris steakhouse wearing bikers shorts and flip flops. Won't happen. If someone showed up at your house wearing a Nazi uniform or a white sheet and hood would you ask them to leave? I sure would. Just because something is legal in public doesn't make it appropriate on someone's private property.
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Old 07-28-2011, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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OK, what about the females out there that dress like men? You all know what I'm talking about.
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Old 07-28-2011, 06:03 PM
 
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How about the fact that the man was on private property? I would agree with you when it's public but doesn't the owner/staff of the restaurant have the right to decide what's appropriate attire for their privately owned business?
It's certainly within their right, but note the defense the Pizza Hut rep used was that he had been there several times without making a purchase and that "other customers" asked that he be kicked out- nothing direct nor specific about what he was wearing. The guy could certainly successfully challenge Pizza Hut given the ambiguity of any dress policy. I'm guessing some regional manager is busy drafting an amended dress code to avoid such a challenge, or at least if they're smart they're doing that. That dude might not raise a fuss, but someone else inevitably will, and there's enough gray area to make it a potential problem for Pizza Hut.
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Old 07-28-2011, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Durm
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How about the fact that the man was on private property? I would agree with you when it's public but doesn't the owner/staff of the restaurant have the right to decide what's appropriate attire for their privately owned business? Try getting seated at a Ruth's Chris steakhouse wearing bikers shorts and flip flops. Won't happen. If someone showed up at your house wearing a Nazi uniform or a white sheet and hood would you ask them to leave? I sure would. Just because something is legal in public doesn't make it appropriate on someone's private property.
"Appropriate" is highly subjective.
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Old 07-28-2011, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
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OK, what about the females out there that dress like men? You all know what I'm talking about.
Yes, I know what you're talking about. I used to live in Portland, OR.
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