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Old 01-26-2012, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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This hard to believe.


NH Bill Allows People To Refuse To Serve Gays - New Hampshire News Story - WMUR New Hampshire

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Old 01-26-2012, 07:34 AM
 
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One business owner's stringent religious faith is another business owner's monetary opportunity.
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:42 AM
 
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I thought we had moved beyond Jim Crow laws...
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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The main reason why it isn't right is that it sets up a "fill-in-the-blank" precedent. This time, it's gays (I imagine the lawmaker who wrote the bill believes that you can determine someone's sexual orientation just by looking at them). Next time, it's some other group under fire.

Someone in NH should sponsor a bill permitting businesses to refuse to serve politicians.
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:50 AM
 
Location: OH->FL->NJ
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If you serve the public you need to serve the public. Will the same for example hotel not serve the executive drilling his secretary at noon?

The ONLY exception should be churches serving specifically gay events. Note that has TWO parts. The people involved are gay AND the event itself is gay. IE not forcing Catholic priests to perform gay marriages.
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Fredericktown,Ohio
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I think the bill is wrong but being a strong supporter of state and property rights I trust the leaders and the people of NH to not let this bill see the light of day. Lets keep in mind so far N H has just had a hearing.
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:52 AM
 
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This is another case of "where I have the freedom to use my religion as a vehicle for bigotry."

Certainly, a good amount of religious people don't do this, but we see it all too often in our society.
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:52 AM
 
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Next thing ya know they will pass a law to not have dining areas available for smokers, oh nevermind.
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:55 AM
 
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Next thing ya know they will pass a law to not have dining areas available for smokers, oh nevermind.
Did you ever have to suffer from second-hand sex due to the gay couple in the hotel room next to yours? Did you wind up with an STD?
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:57 AM
 
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Nope , and a person who chose not to go to a bar that allowed smoking never got sick from second hand smoke either.
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