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Yes! ??? Despite the efforts of an extreme-right party, trying to block it through referendum, the Swiss backed the coming anti-LGBT discrimination law.

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.

 

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Yes! ??? Despite the efforts of an extreme-right party, trying to block it through referendum, the Swiss backed the coming anti-LGBT discrimination law.




Go Switzerland
 

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Yes! 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?
 

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They are allowed to. But now there could be legal challenges if they are refused the job despite being qualified.
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.

Situations where an applicant is refused for being straight seem very unlikely though, unlike for being gay which happens frequently as research has showed and why laws like these are no luxury.
 

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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.
Affinity with the job - such as, being gay?
You literally described a discriminatory practice.
 

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Affinity with the job - such as, being gay?
You literally described a discriminatory practice.
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.
 

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Imagine simply ordering a cake for your wedding and being accused of forcing an ideology. :LOL:
 

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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."

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"Religious bakeries" are a thing? ? Do they pay taxes?

Does the church pay tax in Ireland?
The catholic church in Ireland neither has to pay tax on its non-charitable profits and nor does it have to report its charitable or non-charitable activities to the government.​
Mar 26, 2010​


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Ashers bakery customer goes to European court over 'gay cake' case
Staff writer Fri 16 Aug 2019 10:35 BST​
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Ashers Baking Company is fighting a discrimination case once again. Reuters​
A gay man is to challenge the UK Supreme Court's ruling in favour of a Christian bakery after it found that he was not discriminated against when his cake order was refused.​
The case goes back to 2014 when Gareth Lee tried to order a cake with a pro-gay marriage message. The cake was for a campaign event calling for the introduction of same-sex marriage to Northern Ireland and was to feature the logo of the Belfast-based campaign group, QueerSpace.​
The order was turned down because the messaging of the cake conflicted with the beliefs of Ashers' Christian owners, the McArthur family.
Mr Lee claimed discrimination and the courts found in his favour when the Equality Commission took legal action.​
The verdict was then upheld by the Court of Appeal before a surprise ruling last year by the UK Supreme Court determined that the owners of Ashers had been within their rights to refuse a cake order because of objections to the messaging.​
The Supreme Court concluded that people should not be compelled to express a view they do not agree with. Crucially, it ruled that the objection of the bakers had been to promoting a message they did not agree with and not to the customer's sexual orientation.​
Now Mr Lee is challenging the Supreme Court judgement by launching an appeal with the European Court of Human Rights.​
Phoenix Law, which is representing Mr Lee, told The Belfast Telegraph: "One of the main arguments is: We challenge the concept that a business can have religious beliefs.​
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Daniel and Amy McArthur, who own Ashers Bakery in Belfast, arrive at the Supreme Court in London, October 10, 2018. Reuters​
"Its owners may, but businesses, brands and companies are separate from their owners and their personal and private views."​
The Christian Institute, which has supported the McArthur family throughout, called the latest legal challenge an attack on freedom of expression and belief that must be "robustly opposed".​
Colin Hart, Director of The Christian Institute, said: "If it is wrong to compel an individual baker to say something they do not believe, it is just as wrong to compel a small family bakery. People don't relinquish fundamental freedoms just because they set up a family company."
Simon Calvert, Deputy Director of The Christian Institute, commented: "The ruling by five of the country's most distinguished and experienced judges was welcomed by lawyers, commentators, free speech experts, and human rights campaigners like Peter Tatchell.​
"They all knew of the implications to freedom of speech and religion had the decision gone against the Ashers bakery, which could have included a Muslim printer being forced to print cartoons of Mohammed, or a bakery owned by a lesbian couple being forced to make a cake describing gay marriage as an 'abomination'."​
He added: "I'm surprised and a little disappointed that anyone would want to overturn a ruling that protects gay business owners from being forced to promote views they don't share, just as much as it protects Christian business owners and hope the Government will robustly defend the current law."​
CORRECTION: The headline and introductory paragraph of the original article have been corrected to clarify that it is the UK Supreme Court that is being taken to court and not the Ashers bakery.

How in the hell is placing a customer requested message on a cake tantamount with agreeing with said message by the company or the individual baker?

Give me a fuckin' break! :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
 

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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.
 

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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.
Why that's a nice essay, but it seems like you're wrong. The court sided with the bakery.
 

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How in the hell is placing a customer requested message on a cake tantamount with agreeing with said message by the company or the individual baker?

Give me a fuckin' break! :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
Do you want to live in the world where you are not allowed to decline writing KKK messages?
 
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