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    Re: Should a retailer refuse to sell alcohol to a legal adult if a minor is present?

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    Re: Should a retailer refuse to sell alcohol to a legal adult if a minor is present?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    There's something of controversy going on here. A local retailer is refusing to sell alcohol to legal adults if a minor is present with them. Doesn't matter how old or young the minor is, and it doesn't matter if the minor is the adult's own kid.

    The retailer is not breaking any laws by doing this, so that's not the issue... but should they? How would you react if a retailer refused to sell you alcohol just because you had your kid with you?

    Please note that in this state it is perfectly legal for parents to serve their own minor children alcohol.
    This happened to me years ago, when I was in my early 20's about 10 years ago and my girlfriend was with me. I was getting alcohol and she was merely in line with me, when the clerk (at a drug store) told me he wouldn't sell to me. He didn't ask to card her. I was pissed and asked if he does the same to mothers in line with children, and he said no. That was my cue to not shop at rite aid again.

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    Re: Should a retailer refuse to sell alcohol to a legal adult if a minor is present?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Because 15 and 16 year olds are so responsible.
    That is the drinking age in Belgium and it is fine there, it was nice as a 16 year old to order beer in a restaurant. They even have bars in the schools (albeit after classes).

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    Re: Should a retailer refuse to sell alcohol to a legal adult if a minor is present?

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    Re: Should a retailer refuse to sell alcohol to a legal adult if a minor is present?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    That is the drinking age in Belgium and it is fine there, it was nice as a 16 year old to order beer in a restaurant. They even have bars in the schools (albeit after classes).
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    Re: Should a retailer refuse to sell alcohol to a legal adult if a minor is present?

    If a retailer chooses to impose his morality (that I dont agree with) on my, I will take my business elsewhere.

    Since here big chain grocery stores can sell alcohol, I dont see it as an issue. THe parent company would have to create the edict and then have managers enforce it on every cashier.

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    Re: Should a retailer refuse to sell alcohol to a legal adult if a minor is present?

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    Yes, but Texas like Idaho, doesn't allow selling hard liquor in regular stores, unless that's changed since I left. Some cities/counties you can't buy at all, there are no liquor stores. Some you can't buy wine with dinner with or without children... To suggest Texas is superior in it's liquor laws is to be uninformed (unless there was a huge change since 1983 when I left or 1997 when I last visited).
    Ha.. the only reason I know this is because I do work for a chain of liqueur stores and noticed the new signs.

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    Re: Should a retailer refuse to sell alcohol to a legal adult if a minor is present?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    There's something of controversy going on here. A local retailer is refusing to sell alcohol to legal adults if a minor is present with them. Doesn't matter how old or young the minor is, and it doesn't matter if the minor is the adult's own kid.

    The retailer is not breaking any laws by doing this, so that's not the issue... but should they? How would you react if a retailer refused to sell you alcohol just because you had your kid with you?

    Please note that in this state it is perfectly legal for parents to serve their own minor children alcohol.
    Only if they're refusing to sell every kind of controled substance to a legal buyer if a minor is present, to include selling perscriptions.

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    Re: Should a retailer refuse to sell alcohol to a legal adult if a minor is present?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    As long as the owner's policy does not harm society or violate equal protection.
    The policy discriminates against people with children.

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    Re: Should a retailer refuse to sell alcohol to a legal adult if a minor is present?

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    in my state, spirit package sales can only be made at state-operated ABC (alcoholic beverage commission) stores

    the rules prohibit anyone of the ages 18, 19, and 20 from entering the facility, even if accompanied by a 21+ legal buyer

    my assumption is to prevent those ineligibles from being able to identify what eligible buyers could purchase on their behalf

    could the same purpose be intended by the rules you are subject to at the store in question
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