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  • Smoke Nazis Roll Over Pipe Smokers Convention, Individual Rights

    05/14/2008 10:07:58 AM PDT · by mondoreb · 60 replies · 213+ views
    DBKP ^ | May 14, 2008 | Mondoreb
    SMOKE NAZIS On the March in: Chicago Smoke Nazis in the Chicago area rolled over the right of free association, when they forced attendees to the Chicagoland International Pipe and Tobacciana Show to go outside to smoke. At the Chicagoland International Pipe & Tobacciana Show in St. Charles, IL, attendees have been told that, due to a statewide smoking ban that went into effect in January, they may not light up even though theirs is a private gathering of only willing participants. This, despite the fact that the conventioneers bent over backwards to try to reach an accommodation. There was...
  • Gay Arts Group Files Claim in Milwaukee, WI

    08/26/2005 3:21:22 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 18 replies · 465+ views
    Madison.com via AP Wire ^ | August 26, 2005 | AP Staff Writer
    MILWAUKEE, WI (AP) - The Milwaukee Gay Arts Center has filed a claim against the city, contending it committed a civil rights violation by shutting down performances of a touring musical revue. An ordinance requiring a city theater license was selectively enforced against the center last week for a presentation of "Naked Boys Singing" because it is a gay organization, according to the claim filed Tuesday by attorney Richard Hart on behalf of the group. The claim said such a permit was never required for other productions in the past and that numerous other venues typically present theater performances without...