Skip to comments.Philadelphia "English-only" eatery faces probe
Posted on 06/12/2006 6:46:32 PM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32
PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A civil rights watchdog agency opened an investigation on Monday into a Philadelphia cheese steak restaurant that posted a sign saying "This is America - when ordering, speak English."
The Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations complaint effectively opens a case against Geno's Steaks of South Philadelphia, said Rachel Lawton, acting executive director of the agency.
The Philadelphia controversy has fed a national debate over immigration in which the U.S. Senate passed a bill that would declare English the national language and politicians have raised objections to a Spanish version of the national anthem.
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Pin headed Liberals are falling all over themselves to drive this guy out of business I bet.....
The First Amendment is for some people, not for others. It's the liberals and their thought police to decide...
Reason #1,333,111 to hate Liberals. Geno's is awesome.
This guy does a good business and now it is off the wall.
They have no grounds to close him down, he doesn't refuse service to non-English speakers.
"...Cheeseburger, Cheeseburger, Pepsi, Pepsi..."
Your tax dollars at work, Philadelphians. These people actually get paid to harass a patriotic small businessman, and you're paying them.
Being on the West Coast, I really wish I could buy a bunch of Geno's cheese steaks by mail order. At the least I want the t-shirt. Anybody have contact info for Geno's?
I'll never have to agonize over choosing between Pat's and Geno's again. I'm a Geno's man forevermore.
Isn't this the place where John Kerry went and ordered a cheesesteak with Swiss cheese?
That would be out of character for Kerry. He prefers a French cheese like Camembert or Gruyere. A glass of chardonnay is required as well.
The Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations are wasting the taxpayers money.
I hope Geno fights back.
A Geno Ping
I love watching libs overreact to this!
Yeah, keep telling all the working class democrat voters of Philadelphia they need to learn Spanish!
(wipes popcorn butter off chin)
Word has it they're so quick with service a guy with a stuttering prollem went in and before he could get stopped, he'd ordered a half dozen chchchchcheesestststseaks.
Not really, the guy is I think third generation Italian with a thick Brooklyn accent.
Rachel Lawton, Acting Executive Director
Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations
34 S. 11th Street, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Main Telephone: (215) 686-4670
TTY: (215) 686-3239
Fax: (215) 686-4684
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