The debate "As an owner you have the right to refuse service to anyone. regardless of cause" was started by
May 2, 2015, 7:16 pm.
33 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 14 people are on the disagree side.
That might be enough to see the common perception.
It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.
jonatron5 posted 1 argument to the agreers part.
PsychDave posted 2 arguments, I_Voyager posted 2 arguments to the disagreers part.
jonatron5, rionagh99, scooter6381, ufufugh, Bodaciouslady16, karthik, Zach_Hill, libertarian_rebel, toughgamerjerry, skyfrancois_97, sdiop, jedty, Mathew, denno27 and 19 visitors agree.
PsychDave, I_Voyager, Getmurked, Seraphim, Mrcolaman, AnkGanu, Violet, DarkAngelAnarchist, soullesschicken and 5 visitors disagree.
I agree with Psychdave. Many people are okay with many things. Remember that German cannibal who posted online requesting someone who wanted to be eaten? Someone surely agreed to go to his house and be murdered and cooked. The whole thing was captured on video. They were very romantic about it. That both parties were in the OK with it doesn't negate laws against murder or cannibalism.
Besides that, most gay people aren't okay with being discriminated against. It's easy to be the kind of guy who can be allowed into 9/10 places and be served to accept that tenth places discriminating policy. It's not easy to be the guy who can only go to 1/10 places. It's depreciating and wrong.
You accepting it does not change the fact that there are laws about refusing service. If service is refused due to religion, gender, race or ethnic background, the business owner is breaking the law. In many places sexual preference is also protected from discrimination.
while I don't condone any form of discrimination. I personally have a "your property, your rules" policy. if a gay club opens up and refuses to serve me I'm fine with that. if a straight club opens up and refuses to serve my gay friends I'm fine with that. I don't like it. but I'm fine with it.
Recently in Texas it was ruled restaurant owners could refuse to serve gays. Indeed, some of those restaurants have "No gays allowed signs." in their windows. Such barbarianism...
There are laws (at least in Canada and USA) about what is and is not acceptable reasons to refuse service. These laws outline why service can be refused, and when it is illegal to refuse service for discriminatory reasons.