Same sex couples can marry at Kingston Maurward College

Dorset Echo: COMMITMENT: Kingston Maurward College COMMITMENT: Kingston Maurward College

SAME sex couples will be able to get married in Dorset for the first time in 2014.

Registrars at Kingston Maurward College will be performing same sex ceremonies from March 29 when new legislation comes into force.

Couples who have previously had civil ceremonies at the venue can opt to change their paperwork to married status or have a full wedding ceremony, treating it like a renewal of their original vows and getting a formal marriage certificate.

Operations manager Darlene Reid said: “Kingston Maurward has always fully supported civil ceremonies and celebrates the introduction of same sex marriages.

“Many same sex couples are already enquiring about weddings during the summer of 2014 and beyond.”

Tony Foster and Brian Harris, who live in Bournemouth and had their civil ceremony at Kingston Maurward in 2009 said that they will definitely be getting married.

Tony said: “I feel strongly about it as civil unions felt like a half way step towards equality.

“Being able to say we are married instead of in a civil partnership will mean we are being treated the same as everyone else.”

Same sex ceremonies at Kingston Maurward will be performed by the same registrars as with civil partnerships, but it will mean the couples are recognised as married.

The new legislation means that same sex couples in England and Wales will have the same rights as heterosexual couples for the first time.

Women and Equalities Minister Maria Miller said: “Marriage is the bedrock of our society and now irrespective of sexuality everyone in British society can make that commitment.

“It is a wonderful achievement and whilst this legislation may be about marriage, its impact is so much wider.

“Making marriage available to all couples demonstrates our society’s respect for all individuals regardless of their sexuality.

“It demonstrates the importance we attach to being able to live freely. It says so much about the society that we are and the society that we want to live in.”

The act means that same sex couples will be able to marry in civil ceremonies and in religious ceremonies where the religious organisation has ‘opted in’ to conduct them.

Religious organisations and their representatives who don’t wish to conduct same sex marriages will be legally protected.

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12:26pm Mon 6 Jan 14

smilealoft44 says...

Will it be like the old days when the vicar talks about the meaning of marrage ie having a family?
Will it be like the old days when the vicar talks about the meaning of marrage ie having a family? smilealoft44

12:30pm Mon 6 Jan 14

shy talk says...

“Religious organisations and their representatives who don’t wish to conduct same sex marriages will be legally protected” So they are above the law.

But a devote religious couple who refused a double hotel room to Martyn Hall and Steven Preddy in 2008. Both were prosecuted under The Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2007 (Section 81) and lost. In 2011 the couple were ordered to pay £3,600 to civil partners Mr Hall and Mr Preddy after they were refused a room at the hotel on religious grounds.
“Religious organisations and their representatives who don’t wish to conduct same sex marriages will be legally protected” So they are above the law. But a devote religious couple who refused a double hotel room to Martyn Hall and Steven Preddy in 2008. Both were prosecuted under The Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2007 (Section 81) and lost. In 2011 the couple were ordered to pay £3,600 to civil partners Mr Hall and Mr Preddy after they were refused a room at the hotel on religious grounds. shy talk

1:02pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Bert Fry says...

shy talk wrote:
“Religious organisations and their representatives who don’t wish to conduct same sex marriages will be legally protected” So they are above the law.

But a devote religious couple who refused a double hotel room to Martyn Hall and Steven Preddy in 2008. Both were prosecuted under The Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2007 (Section 81) and lost. In 2011 the couple were ordered to pay £3,600 to civil partners Mr Hall and Mr Preddy after they were refused a room at the hotel on religious grounds.
If you run a business you cannot discriminate. Simple really. If you don't like the law then don't run a business.
[quote][p][bold]shy talk[/bold] wrote: “Religious organisations and their representatives who don’t wish to conduct same sex marriages will be legally protected” So they are above the law. But a devote religious couple who refused a double hotel room to Martyn Hall and Steven Preddy in 2008. Both were prosecuted under The Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2007 (Section 81) and lost. In 2011 the couple were ordered to pay £3,600 to civil partners Mr Hall and Mr Preddy after they were refused a room at the hotel on religious grounds.[/p][/quote]If you run a business you cannot discriminate. Simple really. If you don't like the law then don't run a business. Bert Fry

1:22pm Mon 6 Jan 14

PossumGoose says...

“If you run a business you cannot discriminate. Simple really. If you don't like the law then don't run a business.”

Totally agree if it’s a big hotel. In this case it was a small B&B in a private house – I still think they should have been able to say who they are comfortable having stay within their home.
“If you run a business you cannot discriminate. Simple really. If you don't like the law then don't run a business.” Totally agree if it’s a big hotel. In this case it was a small B&B in a private house – I still think they should have been able to say who they are comfortable having stay within their home. PossumGoose

3:26pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Bert Fry says...

PossumGoose wrote:
“If you run a business you cannot discriminate. Simple really. If you don't like the law then don't run a business.”

Totally agree if it’s a big hotel. In this case it was a small B&B in a private house – I still think they should have been able to say who they are comfortable having stay within their home.
The size of the business is immaterial: if you run one you cannot discriminate.
People have fought long and hard to rid this country of discrimination in all its guises. We've got rid of the 'No blacks, No Irish, No dogs' signs in B&B windows, we don't want 'No homosexuals' popping up in their place.
[quote][p][bold]PossumGoose[/bold] wrote: “If you run a business you cannot discriminate. Simple really. If you don't like the law then don't run a business.” Totally agree if it’s a big hotel. In this case it was a small B&B in a private house – I still think they should have been able to say who they are comfortable having stay within their home.[/p][/quote]The size of the business is immaterial: if you run one you cannot discriminate. People have fought long and hard to rid this country of discrimination in all its guises. We've got rid of the 'No blacks, No Irish, No dogs' signs in B&B windows, we don't want 'No homosexuals' popping up in their place. Bert Fry

6:07pm Mon 6 Jan 14

smilealoft44 says...

Bert Fry wrote:
PossumGoose wrote:
“If you run a business you cannot discriminate. Simple really. If you don't like the law then don't run a business.”

Totally agree if it’s a big hotel. In this case it was a small B&B in a private house – I still think they should have been able to say who they are comfortable having stay within their home.
The size of the business is immaterial: if you run one you cannot discriminate.
People have fought long and hard to rid this country of discrimination in all its guises. We've got rid of the 'No blacks, No Irish, No dogs' signs in B&B windows, we don't want 'No homosexuals' popping up in their place.
ITs not discrimination its what you feel ok about. As for fought long and hard most people who came to this country before the E U MUCKED EVERY THING UP DID OK.
[quote][p][bold]Bert Fry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PossumGoose[/bold] wrote: “If you run a business you cannot discriminate. Simple really. If you don't like the law then don't run a business.” Totally agree if it’s a big hotel. In this case it was a small B&B in a private house – I still think they should have been able to say who they are comfortable having stay within their home.[/p][/quote]The size of the business is immaterial: if you run one you cannot discriminate. People have fought long and hard to rid this country of discrimination in all its guises. We've got rid of the 'No blacks, No Irish, No dogs' signs in B&B windows, we don't want 'No homosexuals' popping up in their place.[/p][/quote]ITs not discrimination its what you feel ok about. As for fought long and hard most people who came to this country before the E U MUCKED EVERY THING UP DID OK. smilealoft44

7:08pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Hippyhooker says...

Bert Fry wrote:
PossumGoose wrote:
“If you run a business you cannot discriminate. Simple really. If you don't like the law then don't run a business.”

Totally agree if it’s a big hotel. In this case it was a small B&B in a private house – I still think they should have been able to say who they are comfortable having stay within their home.
The size of the business is immaterial: if you run one you cannot discriminate.
People have fought long and hard to rid this country of discrimination in all its guises. We've got rid of the 'No blacks, No Irish, No dogs' signs in B&B windows, we don't want 'No homosexuals' popping up in their place.
It has nothing to do with discrimination and everything to do with personal beliefs, why should anybody have to accept something they are not happy with, isn't that discrimination?
[quote][p][bold]Bert Fry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PossumGoose[/bold] wrote: “If you run a business you cannot discriminate. Simple really. If you don't like the law then don't run a business.” Totally agree if it’s a big hotel. In this case it was a small B&B in a private house – I still think they should have been able to say who they are comfortable having stay within their home.[/p][/quote]The size of the business is immaterial: if you run one you cannot discriminate. People have fought long and hard to rid this country of discrimination in all its guises. We've got rid of the 'No blacks, No Irish, No dogs' signs in B&B windows, we don't want 'No homosexuals' popping up in their place.[/p][/quote]It has nothing to do with discrimination and everything to do with personal beliefs, why should anybody have to accept something they are not happy with, isn't that discrimination? Hippyhooker

7:36pm Mon 6 Jan 14

westbaywonder says...

Bringing Gayness to Dorset .
Sad times, no wonder the kids of today are lost!
Bringing Gayness to Dorset . Sad times, no wonder the kids of today are lost! westbaywonder

10:41pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Bert Fry says...

Hippyhooker wrote:
Bert Fry wrote:
PossumGoose wrote:
“If you run a business you cannot discriminate. Simple really. If you don't like the law then don't run a business.”

Totally agree if it’s a big hotel. In this case it was a small B&B in a private house – I still think they should have been able to say who they are comfortable having stay within their home.
The size of the business is immaterial: if you run one you cannot discriminate.
People have fought long and hard to rid this country of discrimination in all its guises. We've got rid of the 'No blacks, No Irish, No dogs' signs in B&B windows, we don't want 'No homosexuals' popping up in their place.
It has nothing to do with discrimination and everything to do with personal beliefs, why should anybody have to accept something they are not happy with, isn't that discrimination?
Sprouting nonsense like this is why they lost the original court case and the subsequent appeal. If you discriminate because of your personal beliefs, you still discriminate -the law is quite clear.
[quote][p][bold]Hippyhooker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bert Fry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PossumGoose[/bold] wrote: “If you run a business you cannot discriminate. Simple really. If you don't like the law then don't run a business.” Totally agree if it’s a big hotel. In this case it was a small B&B in a private house – I still think they should have been able to say who they are comfortable having stay within their home.[/p][/quote]The size of the business is immaterial: if you run one you cannot discriminate. People have fought long and hard to rid this country of discrimination in all its guises. We've got rid of the 'No blacks, No Irish, No dogs' signs in B&B windows, we don't want 'No homosexuals' popping up in their place.[/p][/quote]It has nothing to do with discrimination and everything to do with personal beliefs, why should anybody have to accept something they are not happy with, isn't that discrimination?[/p][/quote]Sprouting nonsense like this is why they lost the original court case and the subsequent appeal. If you discriminate because of your personal beliefs, you still discriminate -the law is quite clear. Bert Fry

12:41am Tue 7 Jan 14

high68 says...

well done kingston maurward for being forward thinking
well done kingston maurward for being forward thinking high68

9:53am Tue 7 Jan 14

PossumGoose says...

Bert Fry wrote:
PossumGoose wrote:
“If you run a business you cannot discriminate. Simple really. If you don't like the law then don't run a business.”

Totally agree if it’s a big hotel. In this case it was a small B&B in a private house – I still think they should have been able to say who they are comfortable having stay within their home.
The size of the business is immaterial: if you run one you cannot discriminate.
People have fought long and hard to rid this country of discrimination in all its guises. We've got rid of the 'No blacks, No Irish, No dogs' signs in B&B windows, we don't want 'No homosexuals' popping up in their place.
Yes, thinking of it along those lines I’m forced to agree.
[quote][p][bold]Bert Fry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PossumGoose[/bold] wrote: “If you run a business you cannot discriminate. Simple really. If you don't like the law then don't run a business.” Totally agree if it’s a big hotel. In this case it was a small B&B in a private house – I still think they should have been able to say who they are comfortable having stay within their home.[/p][/quote]The size of the business is immaterial: if you run one you cannot discriminate. People have fought long and hard to rid this country of discrimination in all its guises. We've got rid of the 'No blacks, No Irish, No dogs' signs in B&B windows, we don't want 'No homosexuals' popping up in their place.[/p][/quote]Yes, thinking of it along those lines I’m forced to agree. PossumGoose

10:11pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Parkstreetshufle says...

westbaywonder wrote:
Bringing Gayness to Dorset .
Sad times, no wonder the kids of today are lost!
Sorry - is that sarcasm? Are you actually gay and hoping to get married?
[quote][p][bold]westbaywonder[/bold] wrote: Bringing Gayness to Dorset . Sad times, no wonder the kids of today are lost![/p][/quote]Sorry - is that sarcasm? Are you actually gay and hoping to get married? Parkstreetshufle

10:54pm Thu 9 Jan 14

JamesYoung says...

Bert Fry wrote:
PossumGoose wrote:
“If you run a business you cannot discriminate. Simple really. If you don't like the law then don't run a business.”

Totally agree if it’s a big hotel. In this case it was a small B&B in a private house – I still think they should have been able to say who they are comfortable having stay within their home.
The size of the business is immaterial: if you run one you cannot discriminate.
People have fought long and hard to rid this country of discrimination in all its guises. We've got rid of the 'No blacks, No Irish, No dogs' signs in B&B windows, we don't want 'No homosexuals' popping up in their place.
Well, interestingly, one of the biggest losers in this scenario has actually been the B&Bs that deal exclusively with homosexual couples. The Equality and Human Rights Commission is investigating, because it is discrimination against straight people. Law of unintended consequences.
http://www.telegraph
.co.uk/news/uknews/8
335716/Gay-hotels-in
vestigated-for-breac
hing-equality-laws.h
tml
[quote][p][bold]Bert Fry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PossumGoose[/bold] wrote: “If you run a business you cannot discriminate. Simple really. If you don't like the law then don't run a business.” Totally agree if it’s a big hotel. In this case it was a small B&B in a private house – I still think they should have been able to say who they are comfortable having stay within their home.[/p][/quote]The size of the business is immaterial: if you run one you cannot discriminate. People have fought long and hard to rid this country of discrimination in all its guises. We've got rid of the 'No blacks, No Irish, No dogs' signs in B&B windows, we don't want 'No homosexuals' popping up in their place.[/p][/quote]Well, interestingly, one of the biggest losers in this scenario has actually been the B&Bs that deal exclusively with homosexual couples. The Equality and Human Rights Commission is investigating, because it is discrimination against straight people. Law of unintended consequences. http://www.telegraph .co.uk/news/uknews/8 335716/Gay-hotels-in vestigated-for-breac hing-equality-laws.h tml JamesYoung

10:54pm Thu 9 Jan 14

JamesYoung says...

Bert Fry wrote:
PossumGoose wrote:
“If you run a business you cannot discriminate. Simple really. If you don't like the law then don't run a business.”

Totally agree if it’s a big hotel. In this case it was a small B&B in a private house – I still think they should have been able to say who they are comfortable having stay within their home.
The size of the business is immaterial: if you run one you cannot discriminate.
People have fought long and hard to rid this country of discrimination in all its guises. We've got rid of the 'No blacks, No Irish, No dogs' signs in B&B windows, we don't want 'No homosexuals' popping up in their place.
Well, interestingly, one of the biggest losers in this scenario has actually been the B&Bs that deal exclusively with homosexual couples. The Equality and Human Rights Commission is investigating, because it is discrimination against straight people. Law of unintended consequences.
http://www.telegraph
.co.uk/news/uknews/8
335716/Gay-hotels-in
vestigated-for-breac
hing-equality-laws.h
tml
[quote][p][bold]Bert Fry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PossumGoose[/bold] wrote: “If you run a business you cannot discriminate. Simple really. If you don't like the law then don't run a business.” Totally agree if it’s a big hotel. In this case it was a small B&B in a private house – I still think they should have been able to say who they are comfortable having stay within their home.[/p][/quote]The size of the business is immaterial: if you run one you cannot discriminate. People have fought long and hard to rid this country of discrimination in all its guises. We've got rid of the 'No blacks, No Irish, No dogs' signs in B&B windows, we don't want 'No homosexuals' popping up in their place.[/p][/quote]Well, interestingly, one of the biggest losers in this scenario has actually been the B&Bs that deal exclusively with homosexual couples. The Equality and Human Rights Commission is investigating, because it is discrimination against straight people. Law of unintended consequences. http://www.telegraph .co.uk/news/uknews/8 335716/Gay-hotels-in vestigated-for-breac hing-equality-laws.h tml JamesYoung

10:55pm Thu 9 Jan 14

JamesYoung says...

westbaywonder wrote:
Bringing Gayness to Dorset .
Sad times, no wonder the kids of today are lost!
Wow, look, a bigot.
It's not really for any of us to decide how other people should live their lives, is it?
[quote][p][bold]westbaywonder[/bold] wrote: Bringing Gayness to Dorset . Sad times, no wonder the kids of today are lost![/p][/quote]Wow, look, a bigot. It's not really for any of us to decide how other people should live their lives, is it? JamesYoung

1:04pm Fri 10 Jan 14

dontbuyit says...

smilealoft44 wrote:
Will it be like the old days when the vicar talks about the meaning of marrage ie having a family?
Oh! Do the vicars say that when someone is on their 2nd or 3rd marriage? I don't think it's realistic nowadays to critique gay marriages when 50% of heterosexual marriages fail.
[quote][p][bold]smilealoft44[/bold] wrote: Will it be like the old days when the vicar talks about the meaning of marrage ie having a family?[/p][/quote]Oh! Do the vicars say that when someone is on their 2nd or 3rd marriage? I don't think it's realistic nowadays to critique gay marriages when 50% of heterosexual marriages fail. dontbuyit

3:19pm Fri 10 Jan 14

livid99 says...

high68 wrote:
well done kingston maurward for being forward thinking
Well done ? When an agricultural college becomes more famous for promoting homosexuality, and a Christian couple are almost branded criminals for not wanting homosexuals in their B&B, these are signs of a seriously messed up society.......
[quote][p][bold]high68[/bold] wrote: well done kingston maurward for being forward thinking[/p][/quote]Well done ? When an agricultural college becomes more famous for promoting homosexuality, and a Christian couple are almost branded criminals for not wanting homosexuals in their B&B, these are signs of a seriously messed up society....... livid99

4:10pm Fri 10 Jan 14

DorchWebster says...

livid99 wrote:
high68 wrote:
well done kingston maurward for being forward thinking
Well done ? When an agricultural college becomes more famous for promoting homosexuality, and a Christian couple are almost branded criminals for not wanting homosexuals in their B&B, these are signs of a seriously messed up society.......
Society is messed up far more by organised religion then sexuality. Homosexuality is no threat to this world, it's the hate from some people which is the threat.
[quote][p][bold]livid99[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]high68[/bold] wrote: well done kingston maurward for being forward thinking[/p][/quote]Well done ? When an agricultural college becomes more famous for promoting homosexuality, and a Christian couple are almost branded criminals for not wanting homosexuals in their B&B, these are signs of a seriously messed up society.......[/p][/quote]Society is messed up far more by organised religion then sexuality. Homosexuality is no threat to this world, it's the hate from some people which is the threat. DorchWebster

5:31pm Fri 10 Jan 14

WestDorsetLass says...

livid99 wrote:
high68 wrote:
well done kingston maurward for being forward thinking
Well done ? When an agricultural college becomes more famous for promoting homosexuality, and a Christian couple are almost branded criminals for not wanting homosexuals in their B&B, these are signs of a seriously messed up society.......
If you bothered to consider the legal issues (referred to by others in this thread) regarding the B&B issue, and then looked again at the developments at Kingston Maurward, the obvious conclusion is that this is a sign of a more equal society. Homosexuality is something that is not a personal choice, and if we as a society continue to discriminate against something people have as much control over as the colour of their eyes then we are as bad as the most repressive regimes in the world. Homophobia and its proponents only spread hatred and anger.
[quote][p][bold]livid99[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]high68[/bold] wrote: well done kingston maurward for being forward thinking[/p][/quote]Well done ? When an agricultural college becomes more famous for promoting homosexuality, and a Christian couple are almost branded criminals for not wanting homosexuals in their B&B, these are signs of a seriously messed up society.......[/p][/quote]If you bothered to consider the legal issues (referred to by others in this thread) regarding the B&B issue, and then looked again at the developments at Kingston Maurward, the obvious conclusion is that this is a sign of a more equal society. Homosexuality is something that is not a personal choice, and if we as a society continue to discriminate against something people have as much control over as the colour of their eyes then we are as bad as the most repressive regimes in the world. Homophobia and its proponents only spread hatred and anger. WestDorsetLass

5:47pm Fri 10 Jan 14

WestDorsetLass says...

JamesYoung wrote:
Bert Fry wrote:
PossumGoose wrote:
“If you run a business you cannot discriminate. Simple really. If you don't like the law then don't run a business.”

Totally agree if it’s a big hotel. In this case it was a small B&B in a private house – I still think they should have been able to say who they are comfortable having stay within their home.
The size of the business is immaterial: if you run one you cannot discriminate.
People have fought long and hard to rid this country of discrimination in all its guises. We've got rid of the 'No blacks, No Irish, No dogs' signs in B&B windows, we don't want 'No homosexuals' popping up in their place.
Well, interestingly, one of the biggest losers in this scenario has actually been the B&Bs that deal exclusively with homosexual couples. The Equality and Human Rights Commission is investigating, because it is discrimination against straight people. Law of unintended consequences.
http://www.telegraph

.co.uk/news/uknews/8

335716/Gay-hotels-in

vestigated-for-breac

hing-equality-laws.h

tml
The link to the story you quote is nearly 3 years old. I couldn't find a case of prosecution being brought under the Equality & Human Rights Act for "gay-only" hotels. It appears your assertion that the biggest losers in the case are those that deal exclusively with homosexual couples is unfounded.
[quote][p][bold]JamesYoung[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bert Fry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PossumGoose[/bold] wrote: “If you run a business you cannot discriminate. Simple really. If you don't like the law then don't run a business.” Totally agree if it’s a big hotel. In this case it was a small B&B in a private house – I still think they should have been able to say who they are comfortable having stay within their home.[/p][/quote]The size of the business is immaterial: if you run one you cannot discriminate. People have fought long and hard to rid this country of discrimination in all its guises. We've got rid of the 'No blacks, No Irish, No dogs' signs in B&B windows, we don't want 'No homosexuals' popping up in their place.[/p][/quote]Well, interestingly, one of the biggest losers in this scenario has actually been the B&Bs that deal exclusively with homosexual couples. The Equality and Human Rights Commission is investigating, because it is discrimination against straight people. Law of unintended consequences. http://www.telegraph .co.uk/news/uknews/8 335716/Gay-hotels-in vestigated-for-breac hing-equality-laws.h tml[/p][/quote]The link to the story you quote is nearly 3 years old. I couldn't find a case of prosecution being brought under the Equality & Human Rights Act for "gay-only" hotels. It appears your assertion that the biggest losers in the case are those that deal exclusively with homosexual couples is unfounded. WestDorsetLass

5:40am Sat 11 Jan 14

mark@greenhill says...

westbaywonder wrote:
Bringing Gayness to Dorset .
Sad times, no wonder the kids of today are lost!
We can only hope, that one day the ignorant, backward inbred yokels like you, will be long gone.
Live and let live.
[quote][p][bold]westbaywonder[/bold] wrote: Bringing Gayness to Dorset . Sad times, no wonder the kids of today are lost![/p][/quote]We can only hope, that one day the ignorant, backward inbred yokels like you, will be long gone. Live and let live. mark@greenhill

2:26pm Sat 11 Jan 14

David_divenghy2 says...

PossumGoose wrote:
Bert Fry wrote:
PossumGoose wrote:
“If you run a business you cannot discriminate. Simple really. If you don't like the law then don't run a business.”

Totally agree if it’s a big hotel. In this case it was a small B&B in a private house – I still think they should have been able to say who they are comfortable having stay within their home.
The size of the business is immaterial: if you run one you cannot discriminate.
People have fought long and hard to rid this country of discrimination in all its guises. We've got rid of the 'No blacks, No Irish, No dogs' signs in B&B windows, we don't want 'No homosexuals' popping up in their place.
Yes, thinking of it along those lines I’m forced to agree.
Yeah discrimination against hetrosexual white males is one they for some reason forgot about.
[quote][p][bold]PossumGoose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bert Fry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PossumGoose[/bold] wrote: “If you run a business you cannot discriminate. Simple really. If you don't like the law then don't run a business.” Totally agree if it’s a big hotel. In this case it was a small B&B in a private house – I still think they should have been able to say who they are comfortable having stay within their home.[/p][/quote]The size of the business is immaterial: if you run one you cannot discriminate. People have fought long and hard to rid this country of discrimination in all its guises. We've got rid of the 'No blacks, No Irish, No dogs' signs in B&B windows, we don't want 'No homosexuals' popping up in their place.[/p][/quote]Yes, thinking of it along those lines I’m forced to agree.[/p][/quote]Yeah discrimination against hetrosexual white males is one they for some reason forgot about. David_divenghy2

4:29pm Sat 11 Jan 14

westbaywonder says...

Proves a point when all you do is type Gay and then you are automatically a "Bigot" /"inbred ignorant backward yocal"

Sorry i am not local or inbred, I live in Surrey and run a business in Weymouth.
Sorry but i like looking at ladies,not male backsides ,there is now a new venue in Weymouth for that ,why dont you go along a have a good time.mark@greenhill.
Proves a point when all you do is type Gay and then you are automatically a "Bigot" /"inbred ignorant backward yocal" Sorry i am not local or inbred, I live in Surrey and run a business in Weymouth. Sorry but i like looking at ladies,not male backsides ,there is now a new venue in Weymouth for that ,why dont you go along a have a good time.mark@greenhill. westbaywonder

6:12pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Bert Fry says...

westbaywonder wrote:
Proves a point when all you do is type Gay and then you are automatically a "Bigot" /"inbred ignorant backward yocal"

Sorry i am not local or inbred, I live in Surrey and run a business in Weymouth.
Sorry but i like looking at ladies,not male backsides ,there is now a new venue in Weymouth for that ,why dont you go along a have a good time.mark@greenhill.
I don't think it was the word gay that was objected to, rather the 'sad times, no wonder the kids of today are lost'.
In my book that does make you ignorant and backward. As for the rest, I just don't care.
[quote][p][bold]westbaywonder[/bold] wrote: Proves a point when all you do is type Gay and then you are automatically a "Bigot" /"inbred ignorant backward yocal" Sorry i am not local or inbred, I live in Surrey and run a business in Weymouth. Sorry but i like looking at ladies,not male backsides ,there is now a new venue in Weymouth for that ,why dont you go along a have a good time.mark@greenhill.[/p][/quote]I don't think it was the word gay that was objected to, rather the 'sad times, no wonder the kids of today are lost'. In my book that does make you ignorant and backward. As for the rest, I just don't care. Bert Fry

9:43pm Sat 11 Jan 14

JamesYoung says...

WestDorsetLass wrote:
JamesYoung wrote:
Bert Fry wrote:
PossumGoose wrote:
“If you run a business you cannot discriminate. Simple really. If you don't like the law then don't run a business.”

Totally agree if it’s a big hotel. In this case it was a small B&B in a private house – I still think they should have been able to say who they are comfortable having stay within their home.
The size of the business is immaterial: if you run one you cannot discriminate.
People have fought long and hard to rid this country of discrimination in all its guises. We've got rid of the 'No blacks, No Irish, No dogs' signs in B&B windows, we don't want 'No homosexuals' popping up in their place.
Well, interestingly, one of the biggest losers in this scenario has actually been the B&Bs that deal exclusively with homosexual couples. The Equality and Human Rights Commission is investigating, because it is discrimination against straight people. Law of unintended consequences.
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The link to the story you quote is nearly 3 years old. I couldn't find a case of prosecution being brought under the Equality & Human Rights Act for "gay-only" hotels. It appears your assertion that the biggest losers in the case are those that deal exclusively with homosexual couples is unfounded.
...it only needs one person to make a complaint.
[quote][p][bold]WestDorsetLass[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JamesYoung[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bert Fry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PossumGoose[/bold] wrote: “If you run a business you cannot discriminate. Simple really. If you don't like the law then don't run a business.” Totally agree if it’s a big hotel. In this case it was a small B&B in a private house – I still think they should have been able to say who they are comfortable having stay within their home.[/p][/quote]The size of the business is immaterial: if you run one you cannot discriminate. People have fought long and hard to rid this country of discrimination in all its guises. We've got rid of the 'No blacks, No Irish, No dogs' signs in B&B windows, we don't want 'No homosexuals' popping up in their place.[/p][/quote]Well, interestingly, one of the biggest losers in this scenario has actually been the B&Bs that deal exclusively with homosexual couples. The Equality and Human Rights Commission is investigating, because it is discrimination against straight people. Law of unintended consequences. http://www.telegraph .co.uk/news/uknews/8 335716/Gay-hotels-in vestigated-for-breac hing-equality-laws.h tml[/p][/quote]The link to the story you quote is nearly 3 years old. I couldn't find a case of prosecution being brought under the Equality & Human Rights Act for "gay-only" hotels. It appears your assertion that the biggest losers in the case are those that deal exclusively with homosexual couples is unfounded.[/p][/quote]...it only needs one person to make a complaint. JamesYoung

8:29am Mon 13 Jan 14

livid99 says...

Bert Fry wrote:
westbaywonder wrote:
Proves a point when all you do is type Gay and then you are automatically a "Bigot" /"inbred ignorant backward yocal"

Sorry i am not local or inbred, I live in Surrey and run a business in Weymouth.
Sorry but i like looking at ladies,not male backsides ,there is now a new venue in Weymouth for that ,why dont you go along a have a good time.mark@greenhill.
I don't think it was the word gay that was objected to, rather the 'sad times, no wonder the kids of today are lost'.
In my book that does make you ignorant and backward. As for the rest, I just don't care.
The thing is that because we are constantly told homosexuality is "normal" and ok, anyone who holds the belief that homosexuality is NOT normal is nowadays unable to say so. Pressure groups like Stonewall, and pro-gay media and politicians have made it impossible to state a different view. Having a dislike of the effeminate homosexual image constantly exposed in society does not mean a hatred of every gay person. Its the fact that any slight indication that some people object to the homosexualisation of society to the point where even my young kids appear to find gay people "cool". Any criticism of this and straight away its " Go back to the dark ages you backward, inbred, gay-hating bigot!!" and various other abuse.
[quote][p][bold]Bert Fry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]westbaywonder[/bold] wrote: Proves a point when all you do is type Gay and then you are automatically a "Bigot" /"inbred ignorant backward yocal" Sorry i am not local or inbred, I live in Surrey and run a business in Weymouth. Sorry but i like looking at ladies,not male backsides ,there is now a new venue in Weymouth for that ,why dont you go along a have a good time.mark@greenhill.[/p][/quote]I don't think it was the word gay that was objected to, rather the 'sad times, no wonder the kids of today are lost'. In my book that does make you ignorant and backward. As for the rest, I just don't care.[/p][/quote]The thing is that because we are constantly told homosexuality is "normal" and ok, anyone who holds the belief that homosexuality is NOT normal is nowadays unable to say so. Pressure groups like Stonewall, and pro-gay media and politicians have made it impossible to state a different view. Having a dislike of the effeminate homosexual image constantly exposed in society does not mean a hatred of every gay person. Its the fact that any slight indication that some people object to the homosexualisation of society to the point where even my young kids appear to find gay people "cool". Any criticism of this and straight away its " Go back to the dark ages you backward, inbred, gay-hating bigot!!" and various other abuse. livid99

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