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    Re: Indiana's Pence to sign bill allowing businesses to reject gay customers

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post


    Rock on guys.....rock on.
    Okay, I will.

    That should be legal.

    I certainly don't approve of it, but there is no rational basis whatsover to compel them to give custom.

    It is worth noting that during the time of Jim Crow laws commonly made such discrimination mandatory - that is equally unacceptable intrusion into the property rights of a business owner.


    The free market is a voluntary exchange of goods, services, and property. The government has no business interfering with such voluntary exchanges.

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    Re: Indiana's Pence to sign bill allowing businesses to reject gay customers

    Quote Originally Posted by Blemonds View Post
    This is excellent news. Hopefully this reinforcement of the concept of liberty will spread. Kudos to Mike Pence
    And if a governor decides to pass a bill allowing discrimination of whatever YOU are?

    Then what?
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    Re: Indiana's Pence to sign bill allowing businesses to reject gay customers

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post

    Rock on guys.....rock on.
    "we reserve the right to refuse service to anyone" should rule the day for business matters

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    Re: Indiana's Pence to sign bill allowing businesses to reject gay customers

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    And if a governor decides to pass a bill allowing discrimination of whatever YOU are?

    Then what?
    Then I have to patronize businesses that don't discriminate against me. Problem solved

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    Re: Indiana's Pence to sign bill allowing businesses to reject gay customers

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    And if a governor decides to pass a bill allowing discrimination of whatever YOU are?

    Then what?
    Then I'll think any business that actually does so is run by a dickhead and I'll probably go on social media to complain about them.

    I still won't think I need a law to force anyone to sell me ****.

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    Re: Indiana's Pence to sign bill allowing businesses to reject gay customers

    Quote Originally Posted by Blemonds View Post
    Then I have to patronize businesses that don't discriminate against me. Problem solved
    This is america, we don't allow discrimination. You want to live in a theocracy, there are plenty of miserable places you can move to.
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    Re: Indiana's Pence to sign bill allowing businesses to reject gay customers

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    This is america, we don't allow discrimination. You want to live in a theocracy, there are plenty of miserable places you can move to.
    What the hell does any of this have to do with "theocracy?"

    America's Constitution has been blatantly disregarded by those who swear to uphold it. It does not permit Congress to compel anyone to give custom to anyone.

    Individual state constitutions may permit an individual state to make such laws, but the feds have no such authority.

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    Re: Indiana's Pence to sign bill allowing businesses to reject gay customers

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    Then I'll think any business that actually does so is run by a dickhead and I'll probably go on social media to complain about them.

    I still won't think I need a law to force anyone to sell me ****.
    So, a store could decide not to sell to blacks, or christians or disabled or vets?
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    Re: Indiana's Pence to sign bill allowing businesses to reject gay customers

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Pence to sign bill allowing businesses to reject gay customers - CNN.com



    Wow. WTF Indiana????
    You trying to out-religious the bible-belt states?
    Is Indiana becoming Mississippi2.0 or something?

    This is going to be interesting to watch.
    This will clearly be declared unconstitutional if for nothing else being impractical in practice unless there's a companion bill that requires gay people to wear the scarlet letter. Otherwise, how would businesses know whether or not Governor Pence is gay? After all, there seem to be a lot of politicians capable of hiding their true sexuality, and politicians aren't known to be the sharpest knives in the drawer. Similar to the nonsense in Oregon, requiring businesses to declare their bigotry, this is just more sad stupidity.
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    A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.

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    Re: Indiana's Pence to sign bill allowing businesses to reject gay customers

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    So, a store could decide not to sell to blacks, or christians or disabled or vets?
    No one should be forced to sell anything to anyone. A free market is all about voluntary exchange.

    For most businesses, the ones run by rational owners, the only color that matters is green.

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