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originally posted by: ghostrager
a reply to: theantediluvian
A family owned bakery whose religious beliefs prevented them from baking a cake for a gay couple is much different than a public event that discriminates.
I'm all for freedom of religion on individual basis and family owned/operated businesses, but not for public institutions or gatherings. If a Muslim cab driver doesn't want a dog in his cab, so be it. If a Christian concert is being held and they give every person admission for $19.95 but gays are charged $25, sue them.
originally posted by: maria_stardust
a reply to: Another_Nut
While what I witnessed and experienced is strictly anecdotal, that does not mean gender pay equality does not or has not existed.
Nor does my status as a super mod have any bearing on the topic. Nice bit of deflecting!
The AAUW researchers looked at male and female college graduates one year after graduation. After controlling for several relevant factors (though some were left out, as we shall see), they found that the wage gap narrowed to only 6.6 cents. How much of that is attributable to discrimination? As AAUW spokesperson Lisa Maatz candidly said in an NPR interview, "We are still trying to figure that out."
One of the best studies on the wage gap was released in 2009 by the U.S. Department of Labor. It examined more than 50 peer-reviewed papers and concluded that the 23-cent wage gap "may be almost entirely the result of individual choices being made by both male and female workers." In the past, women's groups have ignored or explained away such findings.
Bakery or comedy show — in either case it's a private enterprise doing business with the public. You're inventing purely arbitrary distinctions to justify your logically inconsistent positions.