Because freedom can't protect itself
Great news!!!!!! The change of heart will shows the human race can still think and learn to do the right thing.
This isn't a public business. It is privately owned and operated. While I myself respect that homosexual couples should be treated equally, I also respect that it's up to the business owner to determine who can be a customer at their establishment.
Thanks you so much ACLU. Put those damn Christians in their place. How dare they believe that marriage is between a man and a woman. How dare they think they have any rights regarding their business. You let them off too cheap though. You should have had their business confiscated from them That is the only way to make the world fair.
Keep up the good work.
A great victory for the tyranny of the ACLU. A $30,000 fine can put many small businesses out of business. Great job. Hopefully some people will be unemployed because of this action.
If the ACLU or anyone else thinks they can bully the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim mainstream into acceptance of homosexuality, you would be wrong. Even legislation or judgements making same-sex marriage national will not silence the 40 percent of the population that really finds it repugnant. Sorry, you may have bullied a small business but you have done nothing.
While I personally disagree with the inn's position, I think it went against the ACLU's values to pursue this case. The innkeepers should have the right to decide whether they want to host a reception that goes against their values. The proper response would be to boycott and intolerant inn, not force them to do what is deemed proper by the ACLU.
So, the innkeeper's religious freedom, guaranteed by the constitution I might add, is trounced by the ACLU because someone doesn't like being told 'no'? If I say 'I am a Christian" and you say 'I am a homosexual", will I be taken to court the first time we disagree? That seems to be happening a lot more frequently. Will the ACLU look out for my religious freedoms or am I expected to acquiesce because of the inconvenience?I believe it shows a very base approach whenlawsuit is the only recourse they pursue. If I don't like a workplace or what the owner stands for/ believes in, I go shop somewhere else.
More information about formatting options
Get breaking news on issues you care about
Congress: Restore the Voting Rights Act
Sign up for the ACLU Action newsletter.
Chip in to help protect all of our rights and liberties.
© ACLU, 125 Broad Street, 18th Floor, New York NY 10004
This is the website of the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation.
Learn more about these two components of the ACLU.