Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

New UK Law: Restaurants Must Permit Gays to Publicly Exhibit Affection
LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/15/06 | Terry Vanderheyden

Posted on 03/16/2006 7:06:01 AM PST by dukeman

Bed and Breakfasts Must Admit Homosexual Couples

LONDON – A new UK law prohibits restaurants from preventing homosexuals from public displays of affection under pain of prosecution. The same law mandates that bed and breakfasts and hotels give rooms to same-sex couples or face legal backlash.

The Department of Trade and Industry announced the new rules Monday, which also forces retail shops to grant wedding registry lists to same-sex couples. The law expands previous provisions against discrimination in the workplace to include guaranteed access to “goods, facilities and services” for homosexuals. The new rules place homosexual disposition on an equal footing with race and gender.

Trade Secretary Alan Johnson told the Times, “I want to make sure that no one gets refused a room at a hotel or a table in a restaurant because of their sexuality.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; pda
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-83 next last
It's behavior, Alan, and not status.
1 posted on 03/16/2006 7:06:06 AM PST by dukeman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: dukeman

This would drive me out of the Bed and Breakfast business...most of these are small businesses run out of the home. No one from the government tells me who I have to put under my roof and what I have to wash off of my sheets.


2 posted on 03/16/2006 7:08:53 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dukeman

NOW HEARD IN UK EATERIES: "Waiter! Waiter! Could you please give us a wet towel so I can wipe the feces off my partner? During our public affection using anal "sex" on the table things got a little messy!"


3 posted on 03/16/2006 7:08:56 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Jack Bauer: "By the time I'm finished with you you're going to wish you felt this good again".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dukeman

I knew there was a reason why I'd been doing more cooking at home.

Regards, Ivan


4 posted on 03/16/2006 7:10:23 AM PST by MadIvan (You underestimate the power of the Dark Side - http://www.sithorder.com/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dukeman

I don't know why they would want to publicly display affection when they have to know that 99% of the public finds that utterly disgusting. Or maybe that's why they want to do it.


5 posted on 03/16/2006 7:10:23 AM PST by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Sgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dukeman

Given their penchant for taking things to the extreme, this could have some, er, interesting ramifications.


6 posted on 03/16/2006 7:11:06 AM PST by CaptRon (Pedecaris alive or Raisuli dead)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dukeman

Guess I'll mark London off my list of places to visit. Who wants to spend a couple thousand bucks to go watch queers making out while you're trying to eat?


7 posted on 03/16/2006 7:11:12 AM PST by kittymyrib
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: silverleaf
No one from the government tells me who I have to put under my roof and what I have to wash off of my sheets.

Yet.

8 posted on 03/16/2006 7:11:33 AM PST by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Sgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: dukeman

Oh YUK & Barf!

It's even bad taste for heterosexual couples to be making out in public. Get real, Britain! Regain some of your old class and respect!


9 posted on 03/16/2006 7:12:24 AM PST by RoadTest ("- - a popular government cannot flourish without virtue in the people." - Richard Henry Lee, 1786)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dukeman

And we let a UK company to run four of our ports? Time to rethink that, innit?


10 posted on 03/16/2006 7:12:51 AM PST by DBrow
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dukeman

I have a feeling that not even the reasonable limits that a society would impose on heterosexual public displays of affection will apply to homosexuals anymore. Under pain of prosecution? I wouldn't even try to stop them from having sex in the doorway!


11 posted on 03/16/2006 7:12:57 AM PST by Junior_G
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dukeman
The UK just sinks further and further into the abyss of marxist political correctness.

No wonder their official "church" promotes boycotts against Israel.

12 posted on 03/16/2006 7:13:03 AM PST by Dane ( anyone who believes hillary would do something to stop illegal immigration is believing gibberish)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dukeman

Take a good look at our future everyone. The foundation for this is already in place. We were too weak and blind to stop it.


13 posted on 03/16/2006 7:13:07 AM PST by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light..... Isaiah 5:20)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dukeman

And the Liberals continue to ask why Muslims hate the West...


14 posted on 03/16/2006 7:13:12 AM PST by Sometimes A River (http://www.theonion.com/content/node/46031)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kittymyrib

"Who wants to spend a couple thousand bucks to go watch queers making out while you're trying to eat?"

Yeah. British food was hard to eat before this law!


15 posted on 03/16/2006 7:13:29 AM PST by RoadTest ("- - a popular government cannot flourish without virtue in the people." - Richard Henry Lee, 1786)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Graybeard58

You've hit the nail on the head. Also, keep jamming it down our throats and eventually we'll "grow" to accept it. Geesh!


16 posted on 03/16/2006 7:13:52 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (New Jersey gets the corrupt government it deserves!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: MadIvan

What is happening to your country?


17 posted on 03/16/2006 7:15:56 AM PST by pissant
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: dukeman

---A new UK law prohibits restaurants from preventing homosexuals from public displays of affection under pain of prosecution. ---


You have the right to remain silent...


18 posted on 03/16/2006 7:18:22 AM PST by claudiustg (Delenda est Iran!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dukeman

How about just not allowing ANY PDA's. There. That will make the poofters more popular.


19 posted on 03/16/2006 7:18:30 AM PST by trubluolyguy (Religion of Peace or Cult of Death? How much evidence exists for either one?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: isthisnickcool

20 posted on 03/16/2006 7:21:22 AM PST by Solamente
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: dukeman

“I want to make sure that no one gets refused a room at a hotel or a table in a restaurant because of their sexuality.”

Why do you care,Alan?

It IS behavior, not status. I do not want to be confronted by the nauseating spectacle of 'mos doing 'mo stuff anymore than I would want to see someone change their colostomy bag at the table of a bed and breakfast.


21 posted on 03/16/2006 7:24:53 AM PST by Adder (Can we bring back stoning again? Please?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: alice_in_bubbaland
Also, keep jamming it down our throats and eventually we'll "grow" to accept it.

Interesting choice of words, considering the topic. :)

22 posted on 03/16/2006 7:24:57 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (Abortion is to family planning what bankruptcy is to financial planning.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: dukeman

"Morals are private, decency is public." Rita Mae Brown


23 posted on 03/16/2006 7:26:16 AM PST by robowombat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TruthShallSetYouFree

LOL! After I posted it, I thought some might take it that way. :)


24 posted on 03/16/2006 7:28:47 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (New Jersey gets the corrupt government it deserves!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: silverleaf
No one from the government tells me who I have to put under my roof and what I have to wash off of my sheets.

So if you wanted to refuse black people would that be okay?

25 posted on 03/16/2006 7:32:43 AM PST by conserv13
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: dukeman
Its not really going to make much of a difference Gays usually have there own hotels anyway.

And not many people straight or gay go for overt sexual behavior anyway in public. Except Friday night at the local Kebab shop near me.

There are always some spotty teens eating each others face of, reminds me of Shaun of the dead

26 posted on 03/16/2006 7:37:20 AM PST by tonycavanagh (We got plenty of doomsayers where are the truth sayers)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pissant

It's London more than anything else. I don't live there, I live in the English equivalent of Texas.

Regards, Ivan


27 posted on 03/16/2006 7:46:06 AM PST by MadIvan (You underestimate the power of the Dark Side - http://www.sithorder.com/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: MadIvan

But it sure seems odd that the tories aren't more aggressive in fighting off the gun control, the hunting, bans, the gay agenda, and the rest of the PC nonsense.

Don't get me wrong, I'll always love England, but Britain needs to pull a Canada, and soon.


28 posted on 03/16/2006 7:52:19 AM PST by pissant
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: conserv13

What's the connection between race and voluntary sexual behavior?

(hint - NONE!)


29 posted on 03/16/2006 7:52:47 AM PST by little jeremiah (Tolerating evil IS evil.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: dukeman

This stuff is like a coiled spring, sooner or later it's going to let loose.


30 posted on 03/16/2006 7:54:45 AM PST by stevio (Red-Blooded Crunchy Con, American Male (NRA))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DirtyHarryY2K; DBeers

List?


31 posted on 03/16/2006 7:56:46 AM PST by little jeremiah (Tolerating evil IS evil.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: conserv13

Being black is not a type of behavior. There is no comparison.


32 posted on 03/16/2006 7:57:39 AM PST by jim35 (Algore should be jailed for his treason, with Jimmah Cahtah as his cell-mate.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: little jeremiah; jim35

Okay. How about a disability? How about the way someone wears their hair or talks?


33 posted on 03/16/2006 7:59:33 AM PST by conserv13
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: conserv13

In a free country, it would be legal.


34 posted on 03/16/2006 7:59:42 AM PST by Aznar5
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: dukeman

Anyone remember what happened to Sodom and Gomorrah? Sheesh.


35 posted on 03/16/2006 8:06:24 AM PST by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Aznar5
If you are a business that serves the public - and you use public services like streets, sidewalks, water, police etc... you have to play by certain rules.

You can't discriminate.

36 posted on 03/16/2006 8:06:32 AM PST by conserv13
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: dukeman

Gross.That is plumb nasty!I gag when I happen to mistakenly turn on the tv and see that,let alone try and eat.Mistakenly means just that.


37 posted on 03/16/2006 8:15:08 AM PST by xarmydog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: conserv13

Absolutely.

How about someone brandishing weapons or making threatening gestures?


38 posted on 03/16/2006 8:21:37 AM PST by Adder (Can we bring back stoning again? Please?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: Adder

Brandishing weapons or making threatening gestures is different than just being gay.


39 posted on 03/16/2006 8:28:41 AM PST by conserv13
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: dukeman

THAT'LL boost restaurant business.


40 posted on 03/16/2006 8:32:51 AM PST by pabianice
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: conserv13

You want to make skin color analogous to personal choice to have anal intercourse with someone of the same sex in a bed I own, no less?

Hmmm. Big difference, under my roof.


41 posted on 03/16/2006 8:34:12 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: silverleaf
So is it the same sex thing that grosses you out or the sex act itself? What is a heterosexual couple engaged in the same type of activity?

How do you know what the gay couple will be doing in the room?

42 posted on 03/16/2006 8:38:31 AM PST by conserv13
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: conserv13
So is it the same sex thing that grosses you out or the sex act itself?

It's the fact of it being a psychosexual disorder pretending to be healthy that I won't participate in.  And I won't abet someone's moral depravity in my own home.

What is a heterosexual couple engaged in the same type of activity?

An extremely stupid couple!

How do you know what the gay couple will be doing in the room?

It's none of my business what someone does in the privacy of their own bedroom.  And as long as they keep it there I am OK with that.  If they embrace death, let them.  But when they try to force me to accept their depravity, I will fight back, till the end.

43 posted on 03/16/2006 8:52:58 AM PST by MarineBrat (Talk is cheap because supply exceeds demand.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: conserv13

If I ran a B&B (spare room(s) to let) in MY HOME in presence of my kids: two people, unmarried or same sex = two rooms. My moral beliefs. No business of the govt. Or govt puts me out of business.

But down the street there is a Holiday Inn Express.


44 posted on 03/16/2006 8:56:28 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: RoadTest
Who wants to spend a couple thousand bucks to go watch queers making out while you're trying to eat?"

Yeah. British food was hard to eat before this law!

Beans and bangers with toast. With a spotted dick pudding for dessert. mmm.
45 posted on 03/16/2006 8:59:32 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: silverleaf

You aren't allowed to write "spotted dick" in a thread like this.


46 posted on 03/16/2006 9:25:34 AM PST by dukeman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

To: conserv13

Not by the examples you are bringing forth...and being "gay" is more a behavior and a choice.

As others have said, I don't pays my funds to be visually assaulted by their nauseating practices.

As the Owner of an establishment I most certainly can and have an obligation to limit behaviors that would affect my guests.


47 posted on 03/16/2006 9:28:58 AM PST by Adder (Can we bring back stoning again? Please?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: conserv13

The law isn't always correct.


48 posted on 03/16/2006 9:50:41 AM PST by Aznar5
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: MadIvan
the English equivalent of Texas

Where would that be (if you don't mind my asking)? West Sussex?

The reason I ask is that we plan to visit the UK next year when my son is studying in Edinburgh.

I'd love to give our tourist $$$ to innkeepers and landlords and retailers in "the English equivalent of Texas."

49 posted on 03/16/2006 9:54:39 AM PST by shhrubbery! (Max Boot: Joe Wilson has sold more whoppers than Burger King)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: conserv13
If you are a business that serves the public - and you use public services like streets, sidewalks, water, police etc... you have to play by certain rules.

You can't discriminate.

You CAN discriminate --at least until now-- against certain behavior.

For example, a restaurant could rightfully eject a patron who smoked; or who insisted on spitting on the floor; or even who persisted in merely speaking so loudly he was disturbing other patrons.

Until recently, homosexual behavior was considered...a behavior. Now it's no longer a behavior, but a "protected minority" status.

50 posted on 03/16/2006 10:01:36 AM PST by shhrubbery! (Max Boot: Joe Wilson has sold more whoppers than Burger King)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-83 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson