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I liked that post until the "multicultural" word.
Darn, there is no barfing emoticon.
Btw these people are all from the same culture...
Originally posted by beezzer
Say someone wanted to have a KKK rally.
And they hired a black photographer to document it. (wallet-sized, family photos)
And the black photographer didn't want to do it.edit on 22-8-2013 by beezzer because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Wertdagf
reply to post by burdman30ott6
Its a better world. The world was bizarre before with the religious people justifing owning slaves and marrying children. It wasn't too long ago gay people were being beaten and murdered in America.
Making a stand against religious idiocy is a good thing in any form. We have made progress every time we kick religion to the curb and substantiate our beliefs with facts and evidence.
The photography company violated the discrimination laws because of their documented reason for refusing service.
Originally posted by tadaman
reply to post by RedCairo
If anything I think this business should have gotten off with a warning and been allowed a specific time to restructure their business to cater exclusively to their target customer. Like you said, gay marriage is a new concept and an adjusting period should be allotted to businesses so as to stay within the boundaries of legality while at the same time giving them the freedom of discretion to adjust operations accordingly.
Also more of an effort should go to define what is legal and what is not according to state law and that information should be disseminated to the public.
One thing we should point out though is that gay marriage is not yet legal in the state where this happened as someone mentioned earlier. I feel that has some bearing here. How can a business plan for possible contingencies when the very act of gay marriage is yet to be endorsed by the state? How is the state not responsible for informing the public that there will be a grey area where services must be provided for an act that even the state refuses to license? The state refuses to officially endorse (license) gay marriage but demands that the citizenry endorse it by providing services for it.
The "litigious nature" you referred to. Sadly, in American society, lawsuits and litigation are the only remaining legal action for the majority of the people. Sure, there are a few other avenues such as mediation or conflict resolution but, those activities require the consent of all parties to proceed(at least without a court order). So, I don't blame the couple for using the only legal avenue open to them. What else were they supposed to do?
Kentucky for more than three decades is refusing to run “The Butler” due to the anti-Vietnam War stance of one of its lead actresses.-butler-at-his-movie-theate.
Ike Boutwell, who opened MoviePalace and Showtime Cinemas in Elizabethtown in the 1980s, told the News-Enterprise that in all these years he has not, to his knowledge, let one movie with Jane Fonda play in his theater./