Yes, they should be allowed to refuse anyone for any reason
The should be allowed to refuse if it violates their religious beliefs
They should be fined for discriminating against gays
They should lose their B&B license for discriminating against gays
Other, please explain
And while I understand the law I do not agree with it. I believe owners of a business should be able to discriminate without being punished by federal law because I do not believe Title VII is a valid exercise of the powers properly delegated to Congress by the Constitution
I think if someone wants to open a gay bed and breakfast and deny straight couples, that's ok too.
If I sank a LOT of money into a business, like a B&B, I think I would have every right to target the market of my choice. Be it gays, straights, bikers, Furries, Wiccans, Catholics, or whatever.
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Of course you know that the case this thread is discussing is not subject to US, but to UK law. There it IS an offence to discriminate on grounds of sexual orientation. That's a law that protects heterosexuals who may wish to stay in a gay-run BnB too. I've stayed in gay-run BnBs in Blackpool and Brighton where straight guests were welcomed, actually made rather a fuss of.
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They do not see such things as problems.
Despite it having zero to do with their law, they are unable to resist stating their preferences.
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Your prejudice is showing.
I am positive that there is at least one person out there who is:
- Not at all religious.
- A Democrat.
- Discriminates against persons based upon their sexual orientation.
That said, I was under the impression that it is NOT illegal in the US to discriminate all you want IF your business receives NO public funds (as in, government grants, etc.).
Bad for business, yes, but not illegal.
Perhaps someone with the knowledge can correct me, if I am incorrect in this.
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A Bed and breakfast should have some duty of care to its customers.
They cannot really let them get to their establishment then eject them because of their sexuality.
They should have asked the question when they booked.
I'd like to book a double bedroom please
Certainly sir..are you gay?
Are you gay Sir?