Skip to comments.Bar owner must pay banned transgender group
Posted on 09/01/2013 11:53:17 AM PDT by narses
PORTLAND A Portland bar owner has been ordered to pay about $400,000 to a group of transgendered people he banned from his establishment last year.
The Bureau of Labor and Industries civil rights division imposed the penalty against Chris Penner, owner of the Twilight Room Annex, the Oregonian reported Friday.
Eleven people will share in the penalty, with amounts ranging from $20,000 to $50,000.
Its the first penalty imposed under the 2007 Oregon Equality Act, which protects the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Oregonians in employment, housing and public places. Some other complaints ended in settlements.
The bureaus civil rights division began investigating the bar formerly known as The P Club last year after Penner left a voice message for one of the T-Girls, a social group for transgendered people that went to the bar on Friday nights.
According to the complaint filed with the bureau, the message said: People think that a.) Were a tranny bar, or b.) Were a gay bar. We are neither. People are not coming in because they just dont want to be here on a Friday night now.
The complaint listed 11 aggrieved persons, 10 of whom present as women. Their legal names are not given.
The T-Girls said they were devastated and humiliated. They said they went to the bar every Friday for two years because they felt safe there the bartender treated them well, and bouncers walked them to their cars as they left.
The individuals had found a place at the P Club where they found they could share their lives, their stories, Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian said. When that is stripped away, that is an indignity that is severe.
Penner denied last year that he is biased but said other customers complained that the T-Girls left the stall doors open and seats up in the womens restrooms and business had dropped.
Penners lawyer, Jonathan Radmacher, said his client was not surprised by the decision: Avakian brought the complaint, and his deputy affirmed it.
The writing was on the wall, Radmacher said, but we went through the process because we thought it was important that the facts came out.
I thought it was pretty much universal. Where liquor is sold, the proprietor has the right to refuse service to anyone, anytime.
Now you know how Moses felt..
I live in a place known as "The Cattle Capitol Of The Southwest".
Not one bar, not one honky-tonk left.
All run out of business by the new prohibitionists
The cops would come by marking tires, wait in the parking lot, then wait to jack up the drivers.
At the same time, they would plant undercover officers inside, counting drinks served to customers. They would also hire 20-year-olds who looked 45 to walk into the package store to buy booze.
Every time they jacked up a customer or an employee, the owner would get jacked up times 10.
The bar owners finally gave up and sold their liquor licenses to WalMart or Walgreens.
So you have to accommodate such undesirables, even though they will drive away your regular business? Ain’t that sweet...
Looks like the deviants are leading the way to a police state.
Don’t worry the Deviants will be immediately purged once the Police State is firmly in place...
History is circular...
and its going to be such a FAbULOUS police state!
Faggoty Ass Holes.
So the way forward for you is to bankrupt companies? All in the name of diversity?
What about this isn’t perversity?
Nobody knows how to do business anymore. Pictures of that bar show that there is no way they can possibly pay $400k, so the trannies have effectively killed their business. So the trannies will now move to the next bar to shut it down through extortion as well.
If the bar owner was smart, how many ‘tough guys’ could he have pulled in on Friday nights? Offer some drink specials to people who would take issue with trannies. Problem solved, with little or no liability to the bar. After giving some of the perverts a thrashing in the parking lot, they would take their business elsewhere.
Not only would it only cost a few thousand, but he would make the money back with his new customers.
They would be wise to note that the early leadership of the SA in Germany was 'butch' homosexual. As the Nazis tried to reach a much larger, more 'normal' group, there was the problem of 'butches' at the top of the SA. Between June 30-July 2, 1934, many of these were killed. In the end, homosexuals, both 'butch' and 'femme', were forced to wear pink triangles and many were sent to concentration camps.
In the 'Obamaworld' that we seem headed towards, the 'T-girls', as the article calls them, would be wise to stay quiet, for their own good, and be careful what they wish for!
Stop giving them special treatment. They want to be treated live anyone else, so let them fend for themselves.
No, but it'd pretty easy to pick em out of a crowd and have them committed to a "fenced in" community where they could send the sexually-insane perverts, instead of a stupid "sex offender list" where they still roam free.
I wish some people would conduct such a test case to illustrate the hypocracy and lunacy of the left.
He could ban the trannies for starting fights.
The thrashers would probably do it for free (and a little blind-eye cover)
Not your fault for this ineresting post result but.
Paraphraing the bar owner’s lawyer The writing is on the wall the lawyer said but we did it because we wanted Oregonians to know...From the looks of where these postings are comming from they still don’t Would be interested in what someone from that area has to say ...No mention of appeal
When it comes to the sociopolitical sacred cows (causes) of liberals like, there is no more corrupt legal regime in place in this entire country than what has been demonstrated time and again in Oregon, and Portland in particular. Be it abortion, taxes, pornography, homosexuality, ad nauseam.
> The P Club
With a name like that Im not surprised they attracted freaks.
The Pedophile Club?
The mainstreaming of mental illness continues.......