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Subway Restaurant In France Says “Adieu” To Gay Couples On Valentine’s Day. Does A Business owner have a right to serve who he/she wishes ?

CAPISCE 2013/02/17 14:57:12
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Rude service at restaurants is something of a stereotype in France, but one Subway sandwich shop showed gay couples the door on Valentine’s Day
Yesterday, the Subway sandwich shop in Angers, about 180 miles from Paris, posted a sign promoting a Valentine’s special for couples: two foot-long subs for about $18.75.
But the owner indicated only male-female (or “h/f” for homme-femme) couples were allowed to use it—and insisted he was within his rights because same-sex marriage hasn’t official passed in the country.
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  • Brian 2013/02/17 14:59:16
    YES
    Brian
    +5
    Yes just like you have a right not to go there for banning Homosexuals.

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  • Alexander T Steward 2013/02/24 10:54:55
  • Jayachandran Superman 2013/02/23 17:01:25
    YES
    Jayachandran Superman
    +1
    Yes, His restaurant and his wish.
  • Emo Rocker 2013/02/20 04:37:35
    YES
    Emo Rocker
    +1
    it's his/her business they should have a right to refuse service to who so ever they will, granted I think people have a right to boycott said person, and it may hurt their business, but none the less they should have that right....
  • Hakking 2013/02/19 16:30:06
  • sneekyfoot 2013/02/17 22:15:10
    no
    sneekyfoot
    not in america
  • CAPISCE sneekyfoot 2013/02/17 22:16:57
    CAPISCE
    Explain? What law indicates what a couple is?
  • sneekyfoot CAPISCE 2013/02/18 13:37:39
    sneekyfoot
    The law of mathmatics
  • CAPISCE sneekyfoot 2013/02/18 13:46:14
    CAPISCE
    My male neighbor and his 19 year old Daughter ?
  • sneekyfoot CAPISCE 2013/02/18 14:10:05
    sneekyfoot
    its happened before.
  • CAPISCE sneekyfoot 2013/02/18 14:21:31
    CAPISCE
    Yep, that's my point should the Subway owner be forced to give a "Couples special" to incestuous couples as well?
  • sneekyfoot CAPISCE 2013/02/18 15:17:15
    sneekyfoot
    +1
    Yes that would only fair and if I were to want to eat that crap I would take my dog and we are definitly a couple .
  • Balladeer-PWCM-POTL 2013/02/17 21:50:51
    YES
    Balladeer-PWCM-POTL
    +1
    PRIVATE Enterprise..hey it's still relatively the free market...so why not the GLBT community pool it's resources and start their own place? ort is that too simple...or too hard?
  • Sonny 2013/02/17 21:39:29
    no
    Sonny
    If I ran a business everybody's money is good for my business. I don't care about your sexual orientation. I just want your money. seriously?... I would be too busy counting pennies than being concerned about gay couples in my restaurant
  • CAPISCE Sonny 2013/02/17 22:17:31
    CAPISCE
    Good for you but has nothing to do with the question
  • Sonny CAPISCE 2013/02/17 22:31:43 (edited)
    Sonny
    whatever
    yawn animation
  • Walter 2013/02/17 21:12:33
  • Recruit 2013/02/17 21:10:42
    YES
    Recruit
    +2
    they should have every right to serve who they want if they own buisness
  • evangelism_vision 2013/02/17 21:02:15
    YES
    evangelism_vision
    +2
    It's His Business and if they come in and make other Customers mad, He looses business.

    Yes He has that right. The Gays call it Hate because they don't like people who disagree with them. OH WELL

    Good for the business. Not too many businesses stand up for what's right any more.
  • Cedric 2013/02/17 20:17:03
    no
    Cedric
    Although every atom in my body is against homosexuality , I think they shouldn't be rejected under any circumstances , they are human after all...
  • John 2013/02/17 20:10:16
    no
    John
    If they are open to the public they do not have the right to discriminate. It's like this, if I had a business I would refuse to serve anyone who looked to me like a Christian. I would find myself in a world of trouble for that and rightfully so. It's kind of the same thing.
  • CAPISCE John 2013/02/17 22:19:48
    CAPISCE
    It was a deal for "Couples" ----"Couples" This man does not subject himself to political correctness and only sees Male/Female as a couple---that's his business...literally
  • John CAPISCE 2013/02/17 23:23:46
    John
    +1
    I don't know the law in France but I really don't think that kind of discrimination would stand a chance here in the US.
  • Crische 2013/02/17 19:07:04
    no
    Crische
    I don't see the difference between discriminating based on race and discrimination based on how fruity you appear. If one is allowed, so should be the other, or neither.
  • Amber 2013/02/17 19:00:13
    YES
    Amber
    +1
    They have the right to do whatever they want. It's their business, after all. It doesn't mean they are right for doing it, though. Hopefully their customers aren't such close-minded bigots, and their profits will take a hit for being so blatantly hateful.
  • CAPISCE Amber 2013/02/17 22:24:18
    CAPISCE
    Amber, if this man's religion of belief system only identifies Male/Female as a "Couple" are you not the one being a bigot by forcing him to believe differently ? He has a right to believe only male/Female are a legitimate couple as you also have the right to believe a Man/18 year old daughter is a couple if you wish. Your belief system is not the same as others ---and news flash---your opinion is no more valid than his
  • Amber CAPISCE 2013/02/18 00:36:47 (edited)
    Amber
    +1
    He's free to believe that they are "sinning" for being together. However, I'm pretty sure his belief system also tells him not to judge. I'm pretty sure PLENTY of those heterosexual couples were sinners, too. He sins as well. I think it makes you a bigot to think that other people are abhorrent simply because they view things differently from you. My opinion isn't the only one. I'm aware of that. And you know what, when the Chick-Fil-A scandal happened a few months back, I didn't stop eating there. That man is also against homosexuality, but he didn't trash or mistreat homosexuals. He was asked for his opinion, and he gave it truthfully. He has every right to do that. I just don't think anything gives a person the right to be hateful towards any other person who has done nothing to harm him. Discrimination is wrong. Sorry.
  • calvin236 2013/02/17 18:53:02
    YES
    calvin236
    +1
    They make the rules about who goes in and if they are allowed in or kicked out/banned from their store.
  • E3 2013/02/17 18:38:28
    YES
    E3
    +1
    Your business, your rules.
  • JonDeniro 2013/02/17 18:38:10
    YES
    JonDeniro
    I am not familiar with the laws in France, so the correct answer is "I don't know" in this particular case.

    In the U.S. it would be illegal. While one has the right to do business with whom they choose, the government has created "protected classes" that you are not allowed to discriminate against. Homosexuals being one of these privileged groups who have more rights than the rest of us. This is neither right nor moral...but then little that the government does is.
  • raggi1992 JonDeniro 2013/02/17 19:41:57
    raggi1992
    +3
    In the United States it is not illegal to deny service. Any company can deny a service to anyone. If they do not specifically say the denial of service was because of homosexuality, race, gender, etc. then they can't claim discrimination because it would be mere speculation and assumptions.
  • JonDeniro raggi1992 2013/02/17 19:44:09
    JonDeniro
    Now read the specifics of this thread again, as my answer was based upon it.
  • Jere 2013/02/17 18:04:11
    YES
    Jere
    +2
    Any business owner has the right to refuse service to anyone he chooses, but it's not good business practice, in fact it can ruin a chance for success.
  • frank 2013/02/17 17:46:45
    YES
    frank
    +3
    I don't know what the law's are in France but in America he does have the right to refuse service to anyone.
  • TruBluTopaz 2013/02/17 17:43:58
    YES
    TruBluTopaz
    +2
    How interesting that a business in an EU nation, which liberals generally use as examples of how to act, did this. I wonder how much of it has to do with the defacto imposition of Sharia in some quarters. While we are at it, how come liberals have not attacked sharia for it's subjugation of women and attacks on gays.
  • macbeth 2013/02/17 17:37:13
    YES
    macbeth
    +2
    But it depends on French law. If it is the same as UK law, it would be illegal to refuse to serve someone on grounds of their sexuality/race/gender.
  • rand 2013/02/17 17:19:55
    no
    rand
    +2
    He SHOULD, but in the U.S. civil rights legislation has changed that. The natural consequences of not serving significant portions of the population who would then boycott the business WOULD solve the problem in a society with genuinely free enterprise.
  • RH rand 2013/02/17 18:21:35
    RH
    +1
    But, in the US, you can ask anyone you want to leave your business. What happens after that is up to those who go kicked out. They can boycott if they want, but the business owner has the right to refuse service to anyone they want.
  • rand RH 2013/02/17 23:08:01
    rand
    So you're saying that those ejected could just file a discrimination suit?
  • RH rand 2013/02/17 23:19:21
    RH
    NO, they can take their business else where. They can boycott them.

    People of certain race, gender, sexual orientation need stop thinking they are special. They are NOT special. They are no different than any other damn human on this rock we call home. They need to stop handing out that "race" "gender" "LGBT" cards... and just suck it up and accept some people are not going to like them. Stop making such a big deal out of it.

    People, specifically in the USA, have become pansies. They need to put on there Big Boy or Big Girl panties and stop crying about every little thing. "Oh you hurt my feelings!!!". Boo Hoo. Move on already.
  • john 2013/02/17 17:16:04
    YES
    john
    +2
    If I owned a business I would feel I had the right to serve who I wanted....my choice....

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