[GDU] News - Gay Dogs Can't Dine
chiphailey at cableone.net
Mon May 3 12:14:25 CDT 2010
Taken from this week's Matilda Ziegler Magazine
News - Gay Dogs Can't Dine
In a truly absurd case of misunderstanding, an Australian man was
turned away from a Thai food restaurant when one of the waiters
thought the man said he was bringing in a gay dog.
Apparently confused about the difference between a gay dog and a
guide dog, the waiter would not allow the Ian Jolly and his dog,
Nudge, to enter the restaurant. The matter was brought up with the
Equal Opportunity Tribunal, who decided that Jolly and his dog had
every right to be there, that the man even showed his guide dog
permit, and that they were unjustly turned away. The owner's response
to the tribunal was equally strange. They claimed that, "The staff
genuinely believed that Nudge was an ordinary pet dog which had been
desexed to become a gay dog." How that would even be possible and why
that would matter are two questions that weren't touched on.
The tribunal ordered that the restaurant pay Mr. Jolly $1,500, write
a note of apology, and attend a diversity training course. The
incident has left Mr. Jolly with a degree of comfort that the Equality
Tribunal is there to take care of these situations, but he is still
concerned that something similar may happen in the future.
While discrimination from future establishments is a possibility, I
highly doubt that he will encounter other situations where his dog is
turned away for being assumed gay.
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