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Vermont Inn, 2 women[lesbians], settle gay marriage lawsuit
Sacramento Bee.com ^ | Aug 23 2012 | Associated Press

Posted on 08/23/2012 2:08:35 PM PDT by scottjewell

MONTPELIER, Vt. -- Two New York women and a Vermont country inn have settled a lawsuit that accused the business of refusing to host the couple's wedding reception...

Kate and Ming Linsley contacted the ACLU after Ming's mother was told last year by the Wildflower Inn's events manager that the inn didn't host "gay receptions" due to the innkeepers' "personal feelings."

The women say they will use the money for legal costs and donate the rest to charity.

As part of the settlement, the Wildflower Inn agreed to no longer host wedding receptions.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Vermont
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1 posted on 08/23/2012 2:08:41 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

More like “destroy an inn keeper’s wedding reception business”. So much for freedom.


2 posted on 08/23/2012 2:17:22 PM PDT by enraged
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To: scottjewell

Vermont Human Rights Commission - seems when you own something you forfeit your ‘human rights’. You are then a slave to those who want to control your business.


3 posted on 08/23/2012 2:18:04 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: scottjewell

This crap makes me madder than Hell. They are dictating to these independent business owners how to run their business.


4 posted on 08/23/2012 2:19:44 PM PDT by rlmorel ("Rub some bacon on it.")
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To: enraged

It seems grossly unfair. I’ll bet wedding receptions were a large part of the Inn’s revenues, and it seems the lesbian couple could have looked elsewhere for a place to hold their reception.


5 posted on 08/23/2012 2:19:57 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: enraged
More like “destroy an inn keeper’s wedding reception business”. So much for freedom.

It appears the hateful, bitter, intolerant lesbians believed these people should be destroyed because of their heterosexual values.

This Inn could start a private "wedding club." That way, they don't have to allow homosexuals in. The club members would let people in by vote.

6 posted on 08/23/2012 2:22:33 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: scottjewell

Soon they will forc their abnormality on churches


7 posted on 08/23/2012 2:22:51 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: scottjewell

Well, next week I start to run a Inn & Ski Lodge in Southern Vermont. Perhaps you all will be reading about me here soon. I will not put up with any crud from these fascist heterophobes.


8 posted on 08/23/2012 2:23:44 PM PDT by Jimmy4Toes (I like me and my gun.)
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To: scottjewell
and it seems the lesbian couple could have looked elsewhere for a place to hold their reception.

Hello. They're dysfunctional. They're lesbians. That's not exactly normal behavior.

9 posted on 08/23/2012 2:24:48 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: enraged

Can’t marry gays then you can’t marry anybody...

Jeez!


10 posted on 08/23/2012 2:26:43 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: concerned about politics

Even worse, they likely targeted this Inn because they knew a Christian or someone opposed to gay marriage was running it: To make an example of them. Destroyed their wedding reception business and probably their lives. Fascist and evil.


11 posted on 08/23/2012 2:27:07 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

If a place does not have what you want, you go to another. What will be next? (i.e. If a Chinese restaurant doesn’t serve Hungarian Goulash, you can always sue them? If they don’t put Goulash on the menu, they won’t be allowed to serve anything else? Its not the same but it seems like it.)

We have entered the world of Bizzaro. Give the man another 4 years so he can be more flexible. s/


12 posted on 08/23/2012 2:27:31 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Who you chose as President isn't as important as his choice of political appointees.)
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To: rlmorel

Yes, and this is the worst of it:

“As part of the settlement, the Wildflower Inn agreed to no longer host wedding receptions.”

Can you imagine what this will do to their livelihood? And I am sure the lesbians targeted this place, to make an example of them. I’ve heard that’s a big strategy with the gays. Sickening.


13 posted on 08/23/2012 2:29:01 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

it’s friggin sick that si what it is and I;ve sent you a private message about an incident


14 posted on 08/23/2012 2:29:08 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: manc

OK, thank you, Manc.


15 posted on 08/23/2012 2:29:53 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: GeronL

thatis their aim and I couldn’t give a crap if I get locked up I will never accept their sickness


16 posted on 08/23/2012 2:30:32 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: concerned about politics

That’s what I don’t get, seriously has people stopped thinking, we are on about two women who have sex with each other and have to wear strap ons etc.

The only dfference between us and them is how they have teir sex and because of how they have their sex they think they should have special rights and be accepted.

Either people have stoped thinking and just go with the flow or they have some serious demented minds


17 posted on 08/23/2012 2:36:58 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: scottjewell

All these businesses should make a set of scheduling books...personal scheduling. In them, show your business will be closed that weekend/week for maintainance/vacations etc.

When the homo couple comes in to schedule a date with you (likely they already picked the date) simply inform them you are closed that week and show them the schedule. Be prepared with docs to ‘prove’ it when the court case comes up.

There are many ways around this insanity. People in business opposed to this crap need to put some thought ito avoiding business ‘legally’ with the homo ‘community’. And understand they can either do that and win the court case that will happen one way or the other or accept that they will lose their business as more homos keep at it.


18 posted on 08/23/2012 2:38:44 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: scottjewell

This is a gross injustice!


19 posted on 08/23/2012 2:41:28 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: scottjewell
Can you imagine what this will do to their livelihood? And I am sure the lesbians targeted this place, to make an example of them.

It would be nice if this news went viral. They could have a nation wide type of Chic Fil A day. More businesses would start to deny homosexuals just to get all the business attention!
Maybe there could be a donation site set up for them like that schhol bus monitor. That would be a very nice thing to do. What those homosexuals did to these fine people is simply wrong, wrong, wrong.

20 posted on 08/23/2012 2:41:33 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Norm Lenhart

but the only reason they are different to normal coples is that they have very sick sex and then they think they should get these special laws, special rights and be accepted on top of that.

I’m moving to friggin Russia or we send them over to Siberia.
speaking of which, they knoew damn well what they’re doing. They move to other areas of the country, they move into here the south and then ook to play victim.

Time people with a public voice stood up and mention this issue, HEY HANNITY YOU READING THIS?


21 posted on 08/23/2012 2:49:17 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: concerned about politics

I agree - there has to be some major push-back on a national level, as with Chick-Fil-A. Every month you read about some cake shop or bed and breakfast running into this kind of crap from the Rainbow Agenda crowd.


22 posted on 08/23/2012 2:49:49 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: Jimmy4Toes

Good luck - sounds fun, and if you run into trouble from the Rainbow crowd, FReeprs will have your back...


23 posted on 08/23/2012 2:50:50 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: manc
Either people have stoped thinking and just go with the flow or they have some serious demented minds

It's propaganda from all the socialist/communists leaders of the past. No one was "allowed" to speak out against Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Castro, ....without being punished for their crime.

It's not that normal people support the flaming homos - it's just that they've been threatened with "hate speech" laws if they dare object. They've been literally frightened into compliance.

This is not the way a free people are suppose to live. All this is nothing but totalitarian thought control. What about the victims, like these people, of the homo agenda? Where are THEIR rights to be free?

In our country, it's suppose to be "out of the many - one." The liberals have turned it around. They find a handful of freaks, and demand the entire country change for them. "Out of the one - many."

24 posted on 08/23/2012 2:51:40 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: rlmorel

Even worse are the homosexual loving judges who are siding with them.


25 posted on 08/23/2012 2:53:47 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: concerned about politics

good points and I agree.

I will never shut up about them and yes if I ever see them acting out then they will hear from me.

It’s time for people to stand up now, staying silent has only helped them and like another poster said.

They are going after churches and will sue if they do not get married, sorry if they get refused to their sham marriage.

I’m B/S about all of this crap, it;s frigging sick.
If they want sham marriages then move to MA but we all know it;s more than just a sham marriage.

Funny how quick they got onto a cure for HIV or AIDS but cancer is still killing millions around the world


26 posted on 08/23/2012 2:55:36 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Norm Lenhart
Patricia is marrying Sam. Patricia can come by the inn to make sure everything is just right for the wedding, but Sam is too busy working in the city to drop by.

Only on the wedding day does the Innkeeper find out that Sam is actually Samantha.

27 posted on 08/23/2012 2:56:13 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Norm Lenhart

On the one hand, this is a very good idea. But on the other hand, some of these gays I believe are deliberately seeking out Christian businesses, targeting them to make an example of them. So in the case of your plan, what’s to stop a gay couple from saying, “We’re in the planning stages so anything between April and July would be good.” Then if told it is all booked, they’ll get suspicious and run to the ACLU. And wouldn’t it be best if religious or other conservative business owners could OPENLY say, “Sorry, due to my beliefs you will have to be accommodated elsewhere.” And the gays would have to accept this, just as I accept it when certain hotels say they don’t allow dogs. I don’t run to the ACLU, i just look for pet friendly accomodations.


28 posted on 08/23/2012 2:57:31 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

So make it company policy that both people sign the rental/usage contract in office.

As I said, there are ways. People just need to network, put some effort into preemptive planning and do it. Foolproof? No. But it will greatly inconvinence these idiots and keep most of them at bay.


29 posted on 08/23/2012 3:01:24 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: manc
Funny how quick they got onto a cure for HIV or AIDS but cancer is still killing millions around the world

HIV isn't done yet. It's going to get worse - much worse. You can't war with nature and expect to win.

"If you're going to keep playing in the sewer, you're going to keep getting sick."

30 posted on 08/23/2012 3:02:17 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: enraged
It's not like "They built it"!

Every thing is community property.

To each according to their needs. From each according to their ability.

Forward!!!


We need daily 4 hr + infomercials on all networks of our Dear Leader!

31 posted on 08/23/2012 3:06:54 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a Barack 0b0tt0my!)
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To: scottjewell

That’s exactly right. Far from looking for another business which condones their perversion, they are deliberately targeting businesses in order to instigate lawsuits. Like the photography business in New Mexico, The cupcake place, etc.


32 posted on 08/23/2012 3:10:54 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Norm Lenhart

They probably are already prepared for that and come in singly talking about their “wedding” without mentioning that it will be a queer wedding. The the owner is stuck unless he’s willing to lie amd say he just remembered a previous family commitment or something. If it were me I’d want to tell them a lie that they know is a lie, but can’t dispute because I could easily do something with family on the spur of the moment or make a personal plan. Even if they knew I was lying they could hardly dictate my private life and schedule. If I found out after the fact that it’s a queer wedding, I’d just say oops, I forgot, that’s the weekend I have to dig holes in my yard and refill them.


33 posted on 08/23/2012 3:16:29 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: concerned about politics

they virtually do play in the sewer too.


34 posted on 08/23/2012 3:20:35 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: mrsmel; scottjewell

The unfortunate reality is that they will sue no matter what, short of full capitulation. So take a page from their tactics. And shove your beliefs in their faces. Put up ‘Jesus loves you’ signs on the front door, driveway ect. Wear the Tshirt. play gospel music on the radio. Have literature on traditional marriage in the racks.If they force your biz into serving them, make their experience as upsetting to them as you legally can.

Because you WILL get sues unless you totally kiss their butt. Fighting back in ways big and small is all people can do. Unless they just submit. Don’t wait until it comes to your door. Make a plan.


35 posted on 08/23/2012 3:21:01 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: mrsmel

turn the power off and say there is a power outage and it will not be on for another week.Give them their money back


36 posted on 08/23/2012 3:24:21 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Norm Lenhart

good idea.

Crosses ion every room, pictures of Jesus in every room, hallway etc
Christian symbols everywhere and keep giving them Bible verses.


37 posted on 08/23/2012 3:26:00 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Norm Lenhart

how about a normal couple going on their cruises, vacation places or their bars and start kissing your spouse in front of them and lets see if they refuse the normal couple and then sue them if they do.


38 posted on 08/23/2012 3:28:12 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: scottjewell

This is why same-sex marriage is not just a question of religious values or morality. Once that is put into law, it will have sweeping effects across the whole legal system and social order until homosexuality is every bit as public, prominent and institutionalized across the country as heterosexuality is. The whole point is to make sure children are raised being open to that lifestyle. And when they see it everywhere they look, at every business they visit, and taught to them at every school function and social gathering, far more people will grow up participating in that lifestyle.


39 posted on 08/23/2012 3:28:55 PM PDT by JediJones (Too Hot for GOP TV: Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Allen West and Donald Trump)
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To: manc

Buy an aroma system. Get unpleasant scents. Activate the system when homos come to your business.

MILLIONS OF THINGS to do. People just have to get over their natural reluctance to fight back and ‘offend’ someone. Even if that someone is the antithesis of everything they believe in.


40 posted on 08/23/2012 3:28:55 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: JediJones

Absolutely correct on all points. We are seeing the end result of what began back in 1969.


41 posted on 08/23/2012 3:34:18 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

” . . ..it seems the lesbian couple could have looked elsewhere for a place to hold their reception.”

But then they would have denied themselves the satisfaction of having made those “hateful” innkeepers pay a big price for their old-fashioned value system.

And where’s the fun in that?


42 posted on 08/23/2012 3:44:05 PM PDT by Elsiejay
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To: scottjewell

That’s B.S. I would have shut the inn down - sold it to a proxy and then reopened.


43 posted on 08/23/2012 3:47:23 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

THAT is a really good idea! I’d play Lester Roloff sermons on the sound system-I like him anyway so it wouldn’t bother me-play old gospel music like the Chuck Wagon Gang-if they decided to stay anyway it might do them some good so it’s a winner either way!


44 posted on 08/23/2012 3:49:00 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Norm Lenhart

And Chick tracts all over the place-they’re actually pretty interesting.


45 posted on 08/23/2012 3:51:22 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: manc; Norm Lenhart

Or Norm Lenhart’s idea, that was really good (post 35)


46 posted on 08/23/2012 3:53:12 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: scottjewell

Unfortunate. On the other hand, i think Vermont has voted
overwhelmingly and for decades for socially liberal leaders,
like socialist bernie sanders yes? How did they think it
would end?

What is it they say about elections having consequenses?

This is what socialism looks like.


47 posted on 08/23/2012 3:54:22 PM PDT by americas.best.days...
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To: mrsmel

Inform your ‘customer’ that due to the recent spate of attacks by crazed leftist fanatics on christian organizations, your establishment and employees are armed for security reasons and will be so during the event. If they are ‘uncomfortable with that, well.....


48 posted on 08/23/2012 3:56:10 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: americas.best.days...

Yes, I’ll bet the Inn voters voted conservatively, but were outnumbered.


49 posted on 08/23/2012 3:56:22 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

This Inn is located in the North East Kingdom of Vermont. The last bastion of Conservatism in this state. We don’t expect common-sense or reason from the rest of Vt. We’d just like to be left alone.


50 posted on 08/23/2012 3:57:43 PM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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