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What is the difference?

REmember the Woolworth's sit-in back in 1960? do you remember WHY they did that? Because back then, blacks had to STAND and eat in the back of the diner....seats were for whites only. So, if you agree that this was unaceptable, and it's good that we have changed, why would you think it's ok for a business to refuse service toa gay person?
Can you explain the diffference to me?


Asked by sahmamax2 at 8:07 PM on Oct. 11, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (12)
  • There is no difference!

    Answer by older at 8:08 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • They didn't refuse service. Had they wanted to buy cookies, they could have bought ALL THEY WANTED.
    It was a cookie bakery called Just Cookies. Maybe those folks couldn't read the sign?
    Oh...there also laws that prevent that sort of thing.

    Answer by jewjewbee at 8:10 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • Did the baker refuse to serve all together??... They didn't . They did NOT accommodate them in making a specific desired product. But they would have sold them any other product besides the special order product, correct?
    Are there claims that the bakery refused to sell them ALL other products? Or just would not create special order cupcakes? In order to compare, OP~ you would need to show that all Gays have been discriminated against upon entering the business.
    There is nothing wrong with a company refusing to create a SPECIAL ORDER that goes against their moral consciences. We tried to get a Steeler's Sign in Nashville for playoffs... We went through 5 local small business's before we found one who morally would go against their conscience and loyalty to the Titans and make us a Steelers Sign... Are they discriminating? Nope. They would sell us any other sign. Just would not custom make a Steeler's sign.

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:26 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • Refusing service is not the same as a business not being able to produce a product that it does not sell to a potential customer wanting said product.
    Show me a link where the business you speak of denied service because a potential customer was gay.

    Answer by jewjewbee at 8:24 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • The issue will be moot by Wednesday and the business will still be open.

    Answer by jewjewbee at 8:33 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • It's not the same

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 8:19 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • It's not the same...On February 1, 1960, four African American college students sat down at a lunch counter at Woolworth’s in Greensboro, North Carolina, and politely asked for service. Their request was refused. When asked to leave, they remained in their seats. Their passive resistance and peaceful sit-down demand helped ignite a youth-led movement to challenge racial inequality throughout the South.

    Answer by MTM at 8:23 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • There is no difference....

    Answer by Anna92464 at 8:09 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • BTW....Pittsburg gonna be big this year!!!!!

    Answer by jewjewbee at 8:34 PM on Oct. 11, 2010

  • I hope so jewjew... But I would rather lose with dignity than win with Big Ben the womanizer.... I wish I had a vote on him being quarterback...

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:41 PM on Oct. 11, 2010