Lockout Casualty Posted May 18, 2015 Share Posted May 18, 2015 Ok Now. Tell me honestly here IF a straight couple were to go to the media because the nice shop owners had a gay an LGBT rainbow flag in their window supporting same sex marriage saying they thing it is wrong as it goes against their beliefs and what they deem to be acceptable and was seeking a refund You don't think that would be an issue? You'd be ok with that? This is a VERY serious question so please avoid the use of the word bigot or the like. This is at the heart of equality So please do let us know what you think. Would a straight couple be ok in demanding a refund and going to the media as well? Would they receive the same treatment? Absolutely they can ask for a refund and go to the media. There's no laws against it. Don't expect them to be very successful, but they certainly can and I would never say they shouldn't be able to. Were it Alabama, though, and your hypothetical would probably go over about as well as this story is in Canada. It seems like you're interpreting this story as much worse than it actually is. Nobody is forcing anyone to do anything here. Nobody is prohibited from doing anything. The gay couple aren't demanding anything (they requested a refund, they're waiting a month until the maker returns, they aren't consulting lawyers [not that they'd have a case]). So no, this story isn't about equality. It's not about homosexuality. It's about a couple that wants a refund and may or may not get one, and a store owner who is facing public backlash for his public display of his beliefs. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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