Accuracy in Media

Homosexuals down under have received special protection thanks to a new ruling by the Victorian state civil and administrative tribunal in Melbourne, Australia.

The ruling which was sought by the Peel Hotel in Melbourne allows the hotel to discriminate against patrons based on their sexuality.  In this case if the patron is heterosexual they aren’t welcome and can now be legally banned from the property.
This despite the fact that Australia’s equal opportunity laws prevent people being discriminated against based on race, religion or sexuality.

Peel hotel owner Tom McFeely told Australian radio that if he could limit the number of heterosexuals in the hotel it helps keep a safe balance and that the ruling was needed to provide gay men with a non-threatening atmosphere so they can freely express their sexuality.

One can only imagine what type of behavior would occur once the heterosexuals are banned.

What is more disturbing than the thought of heterosexuals patronizing a gay establishment is that the hotel won the right to discriminate against people based on their sexuality with heterosexuals being the target despite laws that state they can’t do it.  Since many of these laws are on the books to protect gays in the first place what does this ruling mean?  It looks more like a case of having your cake and eating it too.  After all gays are protected from being discriminated against and yet now at least in Melbourne they can discriminate against those that they disagree or are uncomfortable with. Does anyone remember the words reverse discrimination?

Since I don’t live in Australia and wouldn’t patronize a known gay establishment if I did this ruling doesn’t directly affect me except that it creates an ultra protected class and that is a threat to everyone’s freedom

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