posted on May, 28 2007 @ 09:10 AM
There are so many things wrong with this decision it is hard to know where to begin.
First the sad irony of an equal rights commision supporting inequality, what the?? Second banning gay women, how were they intimidating and harrasing
gay men? Wouldn't that be just a tad hypocritcal? Third it is I understand not a private club but an ordinary pub with a standard operating/liquor
licence. Generaly you can reserve the right to turn away patrons but you must provide a reasonable excuse like "Im sorry sir you are already too
intoxicated you cannot come in", if you don't somebody could have the grounds to bring a discrimination case. Fourth it is illegal in all Australian
states and under federal law to discriminate against someone based on their sex, sexual preference, race or religion, so the question begs to be asked
how is this sexual preference discrimination acceptable or legal?
Will there now be pubs banning gay men on the basis that they may incite violence among other patrons which constitutes a hazzard to all patrons and
staff? This decision has set back equal rights, not taken it forward. It sends a message to all the P.C. extremists that it really is OK to have your
cake and eat it too. To all the ultra conservative wacko's it proves that equal rights and minority groups are driving their own agenda so they
can't be trusted, great!. Just like the creationism v's evolution debate nutters on both sides will drive the wedge deeper, not remove it.
OH man, I can feel another South Park story line brewing on this one, that is if they haven't already covered it?