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Gay couple sue Virginia pool
FOX News ^ | July 5 2012 | Associated Press

Posted on 07/05/2012 1:03:37 PM PDT by scottjewell

Club grants, then revokes pool membership of gay couple and son

William Trinkle is suing Roanoke Athletic Club and its affiliate, Carilion Clinic, for breach of contract and violation of the Virginia Consumer Protection Act.

Trinkle says that he purchased a family membership in May for himself, his partner, Juan Granados, and their 2-year-old son, Oliver.

Club officials approved their application, and the family started using the facilities.

Trinkle and Granados said they were shocked when they were turned away from the pool. Club officials told them same-sex couples don't meet Virginia's legal definition of family.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; lawsuit; samesexadoption; va; virginia

1 posted on 07/05/2012 1:03:45 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

No trinkeling in the pool.


2 posted on 07/05/2012 1:05:51 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Gay Marco!


3 posted on 07/05/2012 1:07:06 PM PDT by moovova (Pandora has left the box.)
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To: scottjewell
We can fight them to the death, or surrender.

There isn't any in-between.

4 posted on 07/05/2012 1:07:27 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: scottjewell

Poor kid another one has to suffer humiliation of the queer club !


5 posted on 07/05/2012 1:07:55 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Any man may make a mistake ; none but a fool will persist in it . { Latin proverb })
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To: scottjewell

>> himself, his partner... and their 2-year-old son

THEY do not have a son.

It’s not a birth canal, it’s a duct for eliminating waste.

There still seems to be a lot of confusion on this common-sense matter.


6 posted on 07/05/2012 1:08:54 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: scottjewell

Poor little child. No doubt he’ll be molested or grow up gay.


7 posted on 07/05/2012 1:10:04 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: scottjewell

I wonder how this lawsuit is going to end up. Why can’t they get two individual membership and then a child’s membership. Of course that would not help their TRUE agenda.


8 posted on 07/05/2012 1:10:41 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: scottjewell

If the Sodomites take this case to the SCOTUS, they will win.


9 posted on 07/05/2012 1:11:52 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: moovova

“Gay Marco!”

Ahhh yes, the gratuitous O&A reference.


10 posted on 07/05/2012 1:14:03 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: Nervous Tick

Yes, well all this reproductive technology - IVF, surrogacy, sperm donors - as well as gay adoption, has divorced the idea of a child being the natural product of its married mother and father.

Now, “there are all kinds of families”: Through adoption, surrogacy, sperm donation,etc.

It was a clever way to kill the nuclear family and its biological etiology. There is even a bill in the state of California to allow a child to have several “parents” (”my 2 gay dads, and my surrogate mom who used her own egg and womb and one of their sperm to make me, then she was paid to give me up, and they adopted me”.)

Once you redefine marriage (and several states have set the precedent, regardless of what Virginia says) then it follows logically that you MUST redefine “family”.


11 posted on 07/05/2012 1:14:52 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: moovova

You mean Marco Homo?


12 posted on 07/05/2012 1:15:04 PM PDT by Sloth (If a tax break counts as "spending" then every time I don't rob a bank should be a "deposit.")
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To: scottjewell

See how this works? You are going to be forced to accept sodomites in close proximity to your family whether you like to or not. My guess is that the pool owners thought to themselves—if we go “gay” friendly, we can kiss many of our normal members goodbye. Why? Because as “tolerant” of sodomites as people may claim to be, the idea of one of them half-naked in the men’s room with your 12 year old son is enough to make even most liberal moms think, “maybe another pool...”


13 posted on 07/05/2012 1:15:24 PM PDT by Antoninus (Sorry, gone rogue.)
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To: Uncle Slayton

How would they know the couple was gay? Unless they were doing something in public deemed a PDA.


14 posted on 07/05/2012 1:16:11 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

“How would they know the couple was gay? “

They obviously wanted a “family” membership, so signed up as “parents and child”. I think it was done purposely, in order to wage this lawsuit. “Help Repeal DOMA; start lawsuits about unfair practices against decent gay families!!!”


15 posted on 07/05/2012 1:19:43 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: EQAndyBuzz

It appears they signed up for a “family membership”.

Of course, if they can define themselves as a “family”, there’s no barrier to ANY other “group” defining themselves as a “family”.


16 posted on 07/05/2012 1:20:39 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: scottjewell

A Family membership requires a family.
2 perverts and a child do not a family make.
Think the pool has a good standing under the law as it still stands today. Of course if we get another 4 years of Obama, Pelosi, et al, a family will become 3 guys a women 2 dogs a goat and 3 children


17 posted on 07/05/2012 1:25:43 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Sloth

” You mean Marco Homo?”

That was a LOT better than mine.


18 posted on 07/05/2012 1:31:36 PM PDT by moovova (Pandora has left the box.)
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To: Antoninus
That's exactly what will happen. A year ago, the wife and I were staying in a hotel in Sedona, AZ. We were sitting on a deck enjoying the view, when a smoochy fat butch dyke "couple" came along. The wife and both thought the same thing: "check, please"; and we skedaddled along so as not to lose our lunch.
19 posted on 07/05/2012 1:32:17 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: scottjewell
Marriage is under attack and so is...

Parenthood
Family
Motherhood
Fatherhood

All of these must be redefined in order to make a sick lifestyle seem normal.

20 posted on 07/05/2012 1:34:34 PM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: scottjewell
First of all....that kid is,at most,the son of one of those two perverts.Second...private property,Virginia (it would appear) does not recognize homosexual “marriage” so...give the pervs their money back and...case closed.
21 posted on 07/05/2012 1:38:46 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Bill Ayers Was *Not* "Just Some Guy In The Neighborhood")
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To: lormand

And they aren’t going to stop until it is “parent 1, parent 2” and DOMA repealed, and the “new era of multicultural families” ushered in.


22 posted on 07/05/2012 1:39:08 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: Uncle Slayton

I would like to place blame on the membership committee for allowing these inbreds in the first place. Now the fudgepackers will try to other sickos into the club as “guests” just to make a point.


23 posted on 07/05/2012 1:46:29 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Nervous Tick

“It’s not a birth canal, it’s a duct for eliminating waste.”

Whichever it is, I bet poor little Oliver is going to have a sore one. Shouldn’t be legal for men to adopt kids without the presence of a woman in the house.


24 posted on 07/05/2012 1:47:36 PM PDT by MNDude ( Victimhood is the Holy Grail of liberalism)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

“a family will become 3 guys a women 2 dogs a goat and 3 children”

You pretty much described the Obama family.


25 posted on 07/05/2012 1:48:35 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: scottjewell

William and Juan??


26 posted on 07/05/2012 2:04:13 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: MrB

And the pool has the right to define “family” in whatever way it chooses.


27 posted on 07/05/2012 2:16:40 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: scottjewell

What’s to stop same-sex heterosexual friends from pretending to be a ‘couple’ to get special treatment?


28 posted on 07/05/2012 2:26:14 PM PDT by Jaidyn
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To: scottjewell

Trinkle and Granados said they were shocked when they were turned away from the pool. Club officials told them same-sex couples don’t meet Virginia’s legal definition of family.

Unless Trinkle or Granados carried Oliver to term — they are NOT a family!!!


29 posted on 07/05/2012 2:31:02 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: scottjewell

Good for this pool. Why should all the normal families who are pool members have to get creeped out by perverts? I’m sure most of the normal families are concerned about keeping their children safe and disease-free. That pool starts letting freaks and perverts prance around and the normal people will flee to another swim club.


30 posted on 07/05/2012 2:38:22 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: MNDude
Shouldn’t be legal for men to adopt kids without the presence of a woman in the house.

This needs to be clarified a bit more. It should be illegal for any single or any couple that is not formed of one man married to one woman to adopt children. Children need a mother AND a father.

31 posted on 07/05/2012 2:40:17 PM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: NEMDF

“And the pool has the right to define “family” in whatever way it chooses.”

More than this, the pool is taking its definition from Virginia State law.


32 posted on 07/05/2012 2:49:03 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: Sans-Culotte
Through law you can force tolerance, you cannot force acceptance. While the press likes to claim that the youth of this country are more accepting of gays they are in truth just more tolerant. In my daughters school some teenagers have claimed to be gay. They are still tolerated and hangout with everyone until they do something like same sex kissing. I witnessed this first hand when a group of parents went on a school outing. A young girl who had been my daughters friend since 6th grade did something “gay” during the outing. The males did not care, but with the females there was obviously a problem. My daughter explained what had occurred. While gays are tolerated and in most cases treated like any other teenager in a group, tolerance only goes so far. Kinda of like asking for the checking and leaving because dykes decide to ruin a quiet serene moment with foreplay.
33 posted on 07/05/2012 2:59:33 PM PDT by OldGoatCPO
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To: scottjewell

You can’t swim at the club this summer, now go Home O !


34 posted on 07/05/2012 3:12:48 PM PDT by Carry me back
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To: NormsRevenge

Hey Joe, we got an application for a “William and Juan” You don’t suppose?.

Beats me. Probably typoed “William and Joan” Approve it.

Uh, OK.


35 posted on 07/05/2012 3:47:28 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: John O
I understand your point, and agree with the natural preference behind it.

However I must disagree with you on the point of disallowing a single (unmarried) person to adopt.

While it's preferable for a married man and woman to adopt (because as you rightfully say, a child need a mother and a father), for some hard-to-hard-to-place kids, a married mom & dad couple is just not available. Married couples usually want to adopt perfect newborns. That's just the way it is.

Hard-to-place kids include older children (especially older boys), kids with disabilities, (especially ones that can't be remedied by surgery), and sibling groups.

What sometimes happens, is that a single family member will turn up (an adult sister, an uncle) who is willing to adopt. I would certainly rather have a kid adopted by an unmarried adult sister or uncle, than consigned to the purgatory of suffering known as foster-care.

(I'm not saying this to insult good foster-parents. I'm just saying kids in foster-care often get placement after placement that doesn't last long. This can happen over and over. This is emotionally catastrophic for kids.)

As I said, it's especially appropriate to have single-person-adoption if the adopting adult is a relative. But I would approve of it even if the adult is non-related, if the adult is mature and committed to providing a stable home.

I would exclude sexually-active singles no matter what their brand of sexuality. "Dates" or nonmarital house-sharers are at the top of the likely-to-abuse list.

I often think of the novelist Walker Percy, who, with his wo brothers, was adopted by their uncle, William Alexander Percy. It turned out to be a very, very good solution to a tragic situation.

36 posted on 07/05/2012 4:38:29 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o
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To: scottjewell

Unfortunately, Carilion has already caved in to the homosexual couple, see http://www2.wsls.com/news/2012/jul/05/roanoke-athletic-club-changes-membership-policy-ar-2037164/

If you want to comment, the head of the Roanoke Athletic Club is Bud Grey at bgrey@carilionclinic.org


37 posted on 07/05/2012 7:08:59 PM PDT by Gopher Broke (Repeal Obamacare !!)
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To: scottjewell

It must have been their speedo’s. Gay’s and Speedo’s seem to go together.

No pictures please.


38 posted on 07/05/2012 7:53:57 PM PDT by ncfool (OMG 2012)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
What sometimes happens, is that a single family member will turn up (an adult sister, an uncle) who is willing to adopt. I would certainly rather have a kid adopted by an unmarried adult sister or uncle, than consigned to the purgatory of suffering known as foster-care.

I'd accept that a single relative should be able to take the child.

39 posted on 07/06/2012 11:21:18 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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