Voters have endorsed a proposed law to make it illegal to discriminate against people based on their sexual orientation. A challenge by conservatives clearly failed at the ballot box.
Final results from Sunday's ballot show 63.1% of voters came out in favour of extending current anti-racism legislation.
Go SwitzerlandYes! 🌈🌈🌈 Despite the efforts of an extreme-right party, trying to block it through referendum, the Swiss backed the coming anti-LGBT discrimination law.
So the gay bars will have to hire straight staff now?Yes! Despite the efforts of an extreme-right party, trying to block it through referendum, the Swiss backed the coming anti-LGBT discrimination law.
Why? First of all they would have to prove they are not hired because of their sexual orientation, just like gays who now have that opportunity because of the new law.They are allowed to. But now there could be legal challenges if they are refused the job despite being qualified.
Affinity with the job - such as, being gay?Why? First of all they would have to prove they are not hired because of their sexual orientation, just like gays who now have that opportunity because of the new law.
Second you can refute that claim by pointing to the specific circumstances of a gay bar, a place for gays to mingle and feel safe amongst each other. Just like in other jobs you would have to prove your 'affinity' with the job. In a gay bar that could mean more than just being good at serving drinks. They could ask of you to have experience with the tribulations of being gay.
Yes because I was thinking ahead. If there would be an occurance of a straight person refused a job at a gay bar because of their sexual orientation there would still be a good ground because of the specific work environment. I have never heard about such a case though.Affinity with the job - such as, being gay?
You literally described a discriminatory practice.
Imagine using the hard fought gay marriage rights to target religious bakeries in order to spite and humiliate them on national stage. "Love is love."Imagine simply ordering a cake for your wedding and being accused of forcing an ideology.
"Religious bakeries" are a thing? 🤔 Do they pay taxes?Imagine using the hard fought gay marriage rights to target religious bakeries in order to spite and humiliate them on national stage. "Love is love."
Why that's a nice essay, but it seems like you're wrong. The court sided with the bakery.1this is a simple matter. When you decide to open up a business, you decide to obey all federal, state and municipal laws and regulations that apply to your operation in your jurisdiction. Civil rights statutes are not some second class cousins to laws involving labor, consumer, environmental, safety or tax statutes. We do not have an exemption based on religious 'discomfort' nor can we develop one, because there are no boundaries or borders restricting this new 'exemption'; to bakeries, or florists, to SSM, homosexuality or to civil rights or to Christianity, or one of the major faiths, or even a less popular faith. Its an open ended loophole the size of the galaxy to all laws. Matter of fact, you cannot discriminate against the faithless either, thus we extend this exemption based on discomfort, to agnostics and atheists who are similarly troubled on secular moral grounds.
Nope if you cannot reconcile your faith with writing the words Happy Anniversary Adam and Steve.
1. employ an employee who is not troubled, and let him decorate such cakes.
2. subcontract such work to someone outside of your business who is not affronted.
3. write a set of phrases that are not gender referencing as options for cakes and stick to that list for customers to choose from.
4. or you can sacrifice for your faith and sell the business to someone else who can obey all laws and regulations applying to your cake decorating venture.