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'Gay dog' refused entry to Australian restaurant
newsinfo ^ | 04/25/2010 | Agence France-Presse

Posted on 04/25/2010 7:58:32 AM PDT by JoeProBono

SYDNEY – An Australian restaurant that refused a blind man entry because a waiter thought his seeing-eye dog was "gay" has been ordered to apologize and pay compensation.

Ian Jolly was told he could not take guide dog Nudge into Adelaide's Thai Spice last May because a member of staff objected, The Sunday Mail reported.

The restaurant's owners said a misunderstanding had arisen between Jolly's female companion and a waiter, who understood the woman "to be saying she wanted to bring a gay dog into the restaurant".

"The staff genuinely believed that Nudge was an ordinary pet dog which had been desexed to become a gay dog," the owners said in a statement to South Australia's Equal Opportunity Tribunal.

The tribunal on Friday ordered the restaurant to pay Jolly 1,500 dollars ($1,400) and offer him a written apology for discriminating against him on the grounds of disability.

The restaurant, which displays a "guide dogs welcome" sign, refused to comment to the newspaper and was unavailable to respond on Sunday.

Jolly told the Sunday Mail he was happy with the result.

"I just want to be like everybody else and be able to go out for dinner, to be left alone and just enjoy a meal," he said.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: dog; homosexualagenda; jpb; lavendermafia; napl; pravdamedia; quichelorraine; rageboy

1 posted on 04/25/2010 7:58:32 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Say “guide dog” with an Australian accent... it sounds a lot like “gay dog”.

LOL


2 posted on 04/25/2010 8:00:51 AM PDT by Man With A Gun
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To: JoeProBono

Reminds me of the line they’re advertising from a movie where some bimbo cheer leader type comments to her friend that “Dolphins are just gay sharks. No, really.”


3 posted on 04/25/2010 8:01:38 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (Joe McCarthy was right. He was just early.)
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To: JoeProBono

LOL!


4 posted on 04/25/2010 8:02:21 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: JoeProBono; Eric Blair 2084
And, once again, life imitates "South Park":


5 posted on 04/25/2010 8:02:58 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Man With A Gun

The accent was the first thing I thought of, too!

Still, it was a bit preposterous for the restaurant people to do this. And anyway, aren’t they Aussies too? Actually, I just noticed that it was a Thai restaurant, so maybe they weren’t Aussies after all.


6 posted on 04/25/2010 8:12:03 AM PDT by livius
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To: JoeProBono
Not sure how this fits in with the current thread, but the picture was disturbing enough, I just had to post it. LMAO


7 posted on 04/25/2010 8:16:38 AM PDT by scoobysnak71 (1.9 Billion Muzlumz in the world. "We're gonna need a bigger Asteroid.")
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To: JoeProBono

That a waiter thought the customer said “gay dog” says rather more about the waiter than the customer.

However, if the customer didn’t ask for, and see the management about this issue, it seems unfair to bill the management for the act of a clearly non-functional employee.

The fine should be paid by the waiter, not the employee.

The above assumes that management didn’t support the employee.


8 posted on 04/25/2010 8:17:19 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: Man With A Gun
>"Say “guide dog” with an Australian accent"

Could be, could be. But, I think there were other clues, too....


9 posted on 04/25/2010 8:20:14 AM PDT by scoobysnak71 (1.9 Billion Muzlumz in the world. "We're gonna need a bigger Asteroid.")
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To: JoeProBono

“I just want to be like everybody else and be able to go out for dinner, to be left alone and just enjoy a meal,” he said, “and if my dog homosexually rapes other dogs, well, that’s just his choice.”


10 posted on 04/25/2010 9:03:16 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Man With A Gun
The tribunal on Friday ordered the restaurant to pay Jolly 1,500 dollars ($1,400) and offer him a written apology for discriminating against him on the grounds of disability.

A written apology?!? WTF! Is this the elementary school teacher court? Is the minister of apologies going to decide if the apology is sincere enough?

11 posted on 04/25/2010 9:04:06 AM PDT by apillar
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To: apillar; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Is the minister of apologies going to decide if the apology is sincere enough?

Don't be silly. The Aussies don't have a Ministry of Apologies.

You're confusing them with the British.


12 posted on 04/25/2010 9:11:34 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("I can see November from my house!")
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To: Slings and Arrows

>”You’re confusing them with the British.”

LMAO!


13 posted on 04/25/2010 9:14:09 AM PDT by scoobysnak71 (1.9 Billion Muzlumz in the world. "We're gonna need a bigger Asteroid.")
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Slings and Arrows

14 posted on 04/25/2010 9:26:37 AM PDT by Allegra (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: JoeProBono; Slings and Arrows; Man With A Gun
Say “guide dog” with an Australian accent... it sounds a lot like “gay dog”.

Niaxt toime, wrat it oot, say thay kin oonnerstan what ye be sighin'!

15 posted on 04/25/2010 9:47:25 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (If Liberalism doesn't kill me, I'll live 'till I die!)
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To: scoobysnak71

I managed to insult two countries in one joke. I could go to work for 0bama’s State Department.


16 posted on 04/25/2010 10:01:26 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("I can see November from my house!")
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To: Allegra

That must be Mohammed next to Stan.


17 posted on 04/25/2010 10:02:38 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("I can see November from my house!")
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To: apillar

Also - did the judge consider how the blind owner of the guide dog was going to READ that written apology?? At least order the restaurant to submit it in braille.


18 posted on 04/25/2010 10:12:47 AM PDT by scotiamor
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To: Hardastarboard

Reminds me of the line they’re advertising from a movie where some bimbo cheer leader type comments to her friend that “Dolphins are just gay sharks. No, really.”


That wasn’t from a movie. That was from the TV show “Glee”.

This week she said, very seriously, “I think my cat is reading my diary”


20 posted on 04/25/2010 10:29:58 AM PDT by chaosagent (Remember, no matter how you slice it, forbidden fruit still tastes the sweetest!)
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To: Slings and Arrows
...written apology...

I hope that dog can read.

21 posted on 04/25/2010 10:33:33 AM PDT by TheOldLady (Free Republic needs monthly donors. Pony up and end FReepathons forever!)
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To: TheOldLady
I hope that dog can read.

Your dog can't?

22 posted on 04/25/2010 10:36:43 AM PDT by Eaker (Pablo is very wily)
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To: Eaker
I don't have a dog, sniff.
I think my cats can read, but they try to hide it from me. They scatter when I walk
in and they're staring at the newspaper.
23 posted on 04/25/2010 10:54:30 AM PDT by TheOldLady (Free Republic needs monthly donors. Pony up and end FReepathons forever!)
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To: JoeProBono

Oh fer cryin’ out loud.

The restaurant’s policy is likely to not permit ANY dogs in.

They didn’t say no because they really thought it was gay; they said no because they didn’t understand that it was a guide dog.


24 posted on 04/25/2010 11:09:10 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: chaosagent

I remember that now. Thanks for the correction.


25 posted on 04/25/2010 11:29:04 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (Joe McCarthy was right. He was just early.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

“Ok Sparky...don’t be gay.....don’t be gay....”


26 posted on 04/25/2010 11:31:52 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: JoeProBono
And the music playing quietly in the restaurant through dinner:


27 posted on 04/25/2010 11:37:57 AM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

That was one of their first episodes.

Really old school.

Break out the Cosmo D “Jam On it” remix!!!


29 posted on 04/25/2010 4:23:36 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Beware of the Socialist Government-Academia Grant Junkie-Rich "non-profit"-Liberal Media Complex)
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To: JoeProBono

This is verging on an April Fools joke; The restaurant has to give this blind guy a written apology?


30 posted on 04/25/2010 6:31:00 PM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (A "tea bagger"? Say it to my face. ><BCC>)
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To: ApplegateRanch

HAHAHAHAHA


31 posted on 04/25/2010 7:31:28 PM PDT by Man With A Gun
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