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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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