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    18 38.30%
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    18 38.30%
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    16 34.04%
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    16 34.04%
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    Its ok for a business owner to refuse to do business with...

    The thread on the B&B has me intrigued. I'm curious how people would feel about other scenarios.

    Please answer the following scenarios:

    It would be OK for a business to refuse to do business with:
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    Re: Its ok for a business owner to refuse to do business with...

    I should have included "none of the above"...but I messed up.
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    Re: Its ok for a business owner to refuse to do business with...

    The right to refuse to do business with ... ect ... is illegal in some states because allowing it promotes discrimination.

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    Re: Its ok for a business owner to refuse to do business with...

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    The right to refuse to do business with ... ect ... is illegal in some states because allowing it promotes discrimination.
    I agree...but several people on the B&B issue have said "Their business....their rules"....I'm really curious how far that rationale extends to those individuals.
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    Re: Its ok for a business owner to refuse to do business with...

    Thanks for adding the "none of the above".....
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    Re: Its ok for a business owner to refuse to do business with...

    (Added "none of the above")

    By "okay," do you mean legally, or morally?

    The question of whether or not these things are legal is pretty straight-forward, so I'm assuming that you're asking whether, absent those laws, business owners should be allowed to discriminate against those people, right?
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    Re: Its ok for a business owner to refuse to do business with...

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    I agree...but several people on the B&B issue have said "Their business....their rules"....I'm really curious how far that rationale extends to those individuals.

    I suppose if someone that owns a business wants to be bigoted and prejudice, that is their choice - it's also MY choice whether I pay for whatever services they offer.

    If they run a business with these sorts of views, then I can't imagine they'd be in business long.

    It is simply none of my business. It's freedom of choice for them AND for myself.
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    Re: Its ok for a business owner to refuse to do business with...

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    (Added "none of the above")

    By "okay," do you mean legally, or morally?

    The question of whether or not these things are legal is pretty straight-forward, so I'm assuming that you're asking whether, absent those laws, business owners should be allowed to discriminate against those people, right?
    Yes....I'm speaking on a moral level not a legal level.
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    Re: Its ok for a business owner to refuse to do business with...

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    I suppose if someone that owns a business wants to be bigoted and prejudice, that is their choice - it's also MY choice whether I pay for whatever services they offer.

    If they run a business with these sorts of views, then I can't imagine they'd be in business long.

    It is simply none of my business. It's freedom of choice for them AND for myself.
    My take as well. I won't support people who allow their bigotry to determine who can use their services, however I think it should be their rights on private property.
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    Re: Its ok for a business owner to refuse to do business with...

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    The thread on the B&B has me intrigued. I'm curious how people would feel about other scenarios.

    Please answer the following scenarios:

    It would be OK for a business to refuse to do business with:
    All of the above + anyone they don't want to do business with.

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