View Poll Results: What's More Important - the "Right" to Discriminate, or Freedom From Discrimination?

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    Re: Which Is More Important? The Right to Discriminate, or Freedom from Discriminati

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    I never said that should be the law, did I? The law SHOULD read that people can't be denied on basis of race/ethnicity/religion/sexual gender.
    But it's okay to refuse service to anyone else? If you hate blondes, you're free to deny service to blondes?

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    Re: Which Is More Important? The Right to Discriminate, or Freedom from Discriminati

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    But it's okay to refuse service to anyone else? If you hate blondes, you're free to deny service to blondes?
    The law exist because those groups of people have a history of discrimination.

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    Re: Which Is More Important? The Right to Discriminate, or Freedom from Discriminati

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    But it's okay to refuse service to anyone else? If you hate blondes, you're free to deny service to blondes?
    Yes, that's true, blonds are not a protected class.
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    Re: Which Is More Important? The Right to Discriminate, or Freedom from Discriminati

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    Yes, that's true, blonds are not a protected class.
    And why is that?

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    Re: Which Is More Important? The Right to Discriminate, or Freedom from Discriminati

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    And why is that?
    ...because they don't have a history of discrimination.

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    Re: Which Is More Important? The Right to Discriminate, or Freedom from Discriminati

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Without the right to discriminate you can't very well have human rights, so obviously the correct choice here is the right to discriminate.
    Since when did any concept of human rights hinge on the ability to be a bigot?
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    Re: Which Is More Important? The Right to Discriminate, or Freedom from Discriminati

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    That wouldn't be proof.
    One person's statement against another isn't proof. Statements by multiple people that corroborate each other's claims IS proof.
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    Re: Which Is More Important? The Right to Discriminate, or Freedom from Discriminati

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Since when did any concept of human rights hinge on the ability to be a bigot?
    Since body sovereignty is the origin of all human rights.

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    Re: Which Is More Important? The Right to Discriminate, or Freedom from Discriminati

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Since body sovereignty is the origin of all human rights.
    Look - I have a degree in Political Science..... what the heck is body sovereignty and what does it have to do with bigotry being a key part of human rights?
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    Re: Which Is More Important? The Right to Discriminate, or Freedom from Discriminati

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    But it's okay to refuse service to anyone else? If you hate blondes, you're free to deny service to blondes?
    Nice try. The law doesn't have to specifically name every instance when the spirit and obvious intent of the law would show that one can't discriminate for a person's hair color.

    Look, you'll always be able to come up with those "what about this or that" situation...but you can't use that in order to invalidate the whole thing. While those situations will very rarely happen, the vast majority of the time the law will work for the vast majority of the people. That's what's important.
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