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Old 04-04-2014, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Katy, TX
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Mayor proposes Human Rights Commission, fines for discriminating businesses | khou.com Houston

Whatever happen to letting business' having the right to refuse service to anyone they want? If you don't like a place, then don't give them your service/money. It really is that simple. But yet Mayor Parker wants to waste more tax dollars by having the city inspector general and a seven-member committee to review and investigate complaints.
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Old 04-04-2014, 08:01 AM
 
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Some people essentially want the government to control everything including every aspects of everyone's lives.
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Old 04-04-2014, 08:27 AM
 
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Mayor proposes Human Rights Commission, fines for discriminating businesses | khou.com Houston

Whatever happen to letting business' having the right to refuse service to anyone they want? If you don't like a place, then don't give them your service/money. It really is that simple. But yet Mayor Parker wants to waste more tax dollars by having the city inspector general and a seven-member committee to review and investigate complaints.
You can't refuse service to anyone you want and it's been that way for decades. You can refuse service as long as it's not against one of the protected groups like race, gender, age, etc. I'm glad those laws are in place but what Mayor Anise Parker is doing is just redundant.
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Old 04-04-2014, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Richmond, TX
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Discrimination is wrong. Plain and simple.
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Overkill. Laws like this are already in place.

Spend that money elsewhere like fixing potholes or bussing homeless out of town.
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:10 AM
 
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Discrimination is wrong. Plain and simple.
If we were a truly free people, the government wouldn't be able to tell us who we are forced to associate with.
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:12 AM
 
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Discrimination is wrong. Plain and simple.
Correct. Let's have a law that nobody can discriminate.

Let's say I'm in line at the grocery store. You're in front of me. You let a person with one item 'cut' in front of you. I'm gay. The person you allowed to cut was straight. I should be able to take you to court and sue you for discrimination.

Or are you only talking about businesses? Let's say an Asian couple goes to a restaurant. They request a table over by the window overlooking the water. The hostess says that table is reserved for another party. That party, a couple of old white people show up and are seated at that table, which they had specifically requested weeks ago for their 45th anniversary. Now, the Asian couple reports the 'discrimination' to this board, and the restaurant must go to court to defend itself. What kind of system and justice is this?

I just hope that if this passes, someone who thought it was a "good idea" loses their business due to it.

We already have discrimination laws on the books. Having yet another government agency created to deal with this is lunacy, a waste of taxpayer money and essentially the thought police.

More feel good BS.
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:25 AM
 
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Yes, what a pressing issue to spend city funds on...funds needed to fund obligations already due....forget that the Feds already have a civil rights group that does this, forget that the State already has a civil rights division to do this, forget that Texas Workforce Commission already has a group that does this, and forget that trial attorneys are already guaranteed their fees if an individual asserts discrimination and wins...yes, this issue MUST be tackled now by the city too! There are only 4 simple means of righting discrimination....we need 5!

This is precisely why liberals should be kept out of office...they force their personal agendas onto the public at the cost of the taxpayer.
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:42 AM
 
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Amen, marksmu!
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Houston
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Mayor proposes Human Rights Commission, fines for discriminating businesses | khou.com Houston

Whatever happen to letting business' having the right to refuse service to anyone they want? If you don't like a place, then don't give them your service/money. It really is that simple. But yet Mayor Parker wants to waste more tax dollars by having the city inspector general and a seven-member committee to review and investigate complaints.
Yea it worked out so well for minorities in the prior to the civil rights movement...Banks, stores, companies non of them never used the right to refuse serivces as a mask for thier own personal views ? right
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