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Old 05-18-2019, 06:01 AM
 
Location: My beloved Bluegrass
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The left was saying the same thing when it comes to people wearing maga hats entering establishments.
They are correct. Any privately owned business should be able to decide whom to serve. I will never understand why people insist on forcing money on people who have made it clear they neither like nor respect them.
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Old 05-18-2019, 06:02 AM
 
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The radial right is normalizing hate by hiding behind and enticing the lawsuits. They will hide behind "religious freedom" until they are the superior race and orientation and everyone is beneath them.
"The radial right is normalizing hate"

The rabid left accuses anyone who disagrees with them as "hating (fill in the blanks)"

As they say, "those the CAST the INSULT, are the ones GUILTY of the insult"

Who do YOU HATE so much?
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Old 05-18-2019, 06:19 AM
 
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We are becoming the country of intolerant Nancy’s, if I don’t agree with you then get the hell out. Do they kick out Heterosexuals for hugging? Yes a private business should be able to set some of their rules but it’s just ridiculous that we won’t serve or assist other Americans because they are different from us. This is just as bad as places not serving people because of 5heir politics whether from Right or Left.
As for the market will sort it out, yes that’s possible in a large place with many similar businesses as Chicago but if you live in a small town you may not have that luxury.

Time for all to grow the hell up and stop with all this BS.
In general, I agree with everything you wrote.

In this specific case, I prescribe a large dose of Dr. Jussies cure-all tonic. You take it and then wait a day to see if the symptoms change to something else. All we have so far are the teens side of the story.
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Old 05-18-2019, 07:02 AM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere
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It's not a matter of that. This is a matter of treating another human with dignity.
But in Trump’s America if you aren’t white, heterosexual, and fundamentalist Christian you basically aren’t even human and have no dignity. The situation in the OP is something we’ll be seeing more and more of. I believe the easiest days to be LGBT in this country have already come and gone.
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Old 05-18-2019, 07:15 AM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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The radial right is normalizing hate by hiding behind and enticing the lawsuits. They will hide behind "religious freedom" until they are the superior race and orientation and everyone is beneath them.
Well. That is what they WANT to happen but it's highly unlikely that's what WILL happen. People identifying as 'religious" has been trending downward for years.

Chicago, in general, is very gay friendly.

I'll wait on the rest of the story before I form an opinion.
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Old 05-18-2019, 07:17 AM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere
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Well. That is what they WANT to happen but it's highly unlikely that's what WILL happen. People identifying as 'religious" has been trending downward for years.

Chicago, in general, is very gay friendly.

I'll wait on the rest of the story before I form an opinion.
So is Dallas. You hear stories like this from down there all the time. You hear of it less here in OKC, but the gay community is more closeted and out of sight/out of mind for most of the mainstream world here.
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Old 05-18-2019, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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Unfortunately, it's hard these days not to be a bit skeptical of these types of claims, especially since we don't know the other side of the story.

https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/05...s-for-hugging/


The world is changing and becoming more accepting, IMO. Watch TV commercials for everything from cars to peanut butter, and you will see most of them now depict blended racial families, interracial couples, 2 lesbians at their wedding, gay men walking on the beach holding hands, etc. I think part of it is corporations trying to be more forward thinking, more inclusive, and trying to approach new markets.

I have a few customers who are obviously in a lesbian or gay relationship, and it doesn't bother me one bit, they are simply another person to me, and they are generally super nice to get along with. I am happy to see people finding love and a relationship, regardless of their sexual preferences.
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Old 05-18-2019, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Boston
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his business, his decision
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Old 05-18-2019, 07:37 AM
 
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It should be ANY business owners right to kick anyone out of their business or to deny them services.....plain and simple. Government shouldn't be involved at all.
What if they are wearing a red hat?
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Old 05-18-2019, 07:51 AM
 
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As they say," a PRIVATELY OWNED business has th RIGHT to serve who they WANT!"
Actually:

Under federal anti-discrimination laws, businesses can refuse service to any person for any reason, unless the business is discriminating against a protected class.

At the national level, protected classes include:

Race or color
National origin or citizenship status
Religion or creed
Sex
Age
Disability, pregnancy, or genetic information
Veteran status

Some states, like California, have more protected classes than the federal baseline. In addition to the above factors, California adds:
Marital status
Sexual orientation or gender identity
Medical condition, or AIDS/HIV status
Military or veteran status
Political affiliations or activities
Status as a victim of domestic violence, assault, or stalking
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