A&P Wed Photog fined $6k for refusing gay couple

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  1. mojito

    mojito New Member

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    http://www.onenewsnow.com/Legal/Default.aspx?id=75547
     
  2. jared_IRL

    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    doesn't the business owner reserve the right to refuse service?

    that HAS to be overturned...
     
  3. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    i thought that with a private business you had the right to refuse service to anyone?
     
  4. mojito

    mojito New Member

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    definitely a slippery slope. Not that far removed from "white's only bathroom or whatever"

    only way to get your way and protect yourself is just day you're booked already. Defining the reason is where they got in trouble.
     
  5. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    yeah, i suppose that they shouldn't have said why they couldn't do it, just said that they couldn't do it that day. but then they'd be in trouble if the couple really wanted them to do it and said they would reschedule.
     
  6. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    from what I understand it's not that they refused service, but WHY they refused service. The business owner could have very well said "I'm sorry, but we're booked" instead of "I'm an uptight religious douche and won't take the job because you're a couple of devil worshiping homo-fags"

    of course, I paraphrased the why part.....
     
  7. jared_IRL

    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    Good points...

    The lesson here is to give away as little information as necessary to achieve the desired result.
     
  8. vwpilot

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    It shouldnt matter and these kinds of things are done all the time and shouldnt hurt the feelings of those that are told no.

    How many "black" barber shops are out there. They wont cut a white person's hair, but white folks dont run around complaining they are being discriminated against.

    Its a private business and I should be able to refuse the service to anyone I want for whatever reason that I want...period.

    All these people were out to do was cause problems. There were plenty of other photographers they could have gone to and just left it alone. To me it sounds like they were looking for a fight.

    BTW, I have several gay uncles though I have nothing against them, but I also know that they respect other people's right to not agree with their lifestyles and they would NEVER pull such a crappy thing as to complain about someones right to feel the way they do.

    Its bs and the lesbian couple should have been fined to pay for everyone's wasted time and the money that this couple will have to pay to defend their own personal and religious opinions.
     
  9. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    Ya, but if they made it clear to the lesbians they were refusing business because of their sexual orientation, its in a gray area. I would've just lied and said I was booked for that day.
     
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    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    thats gay :mamoru:
     
  11. Spurious

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    Jesus fucking christ. You should be able to refuse anyone service for any reason you want, otherwise it isn't a free country. You should have the right to be a bigoted asshole and society should have the right to shun you into obscurity.
     
  12. tenxia

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    That is a big load of BS
     
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    f/2.8L New Member

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    Agreed!
     
  14. oliver

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    "We have the right to refuse service to anyone."

    We see this sign posted everywhere. How is this case any different?
     
  16. mojito

    mojito New Member

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    by defining why they were refusing service. costco can't say sorry you're male, you can't come in. Macys can't say, sorry you're black, you can't come in . . .
     
  17. OneTwo

    OneTwo me>you OT Supporter

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    like posted in the main forum...

    all you have to do is come up with just about ANY reason why you didn't shoot them.

    and i would come up with the most sarcastic, homophobic, anti-gay reason i could to tell the judge.
     
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    they should be fined $6k for being stupid
     
  19. wizeguy4

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    should have just said no shirt no shoes no faggots....err....service
     
  20. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    did they like agree to it after only having contact with one of the whores and then got to the wedding like "whoa wtf 2 brides" and bailed? cause whining about anything else is just being a bitch
     
  21. onyourchin

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    :rofl:
     
  22. Down623

    Down623 What's the Catch?

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    Seriously. I could see if they showed up to the service and then refused to take any pictures. But the article makes it seem like the couple asked to book them, the photographers refused, and then the couple threw a shitfit. It's not like they're breaking contract or anything like that, and it's not like they're telling them they can't or shouldn't get married. They just don't want to take part in the service. I don't agree with their reasons for not wanting to do the shoot, but I don't see how any kind of lawsuit could possibly hold up in court.
     
  23. asshole

    asshole dont eat yellow snow! OT Supporter

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    wow thats bullshit!


    I would have taken their money :big grin:
     
  24. DeezGst

    DeezGst Deriffic

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    Wow, ridiculous. I'm booked seems to work well. ;-)
     

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