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Just Piss In The Italian Wedding Soup Then

I’ve always liked the sign above the cash register in cafes throughout America: “We Reserve The Right To Refuse Service.”

Freedom Of Association means nothing in the “Land of the Free,” anymore.

Government to Farmers: Host Same-Sex Wedding or Pay a $13,000 Fine

But the New York State Division of Human Rights doesn’t see things this way. On August 8, it fined Cynthia and Robert Gifford $13,000 for acting on their belief that marriage is the union of a man and woman and thus declining to rent out their family farm for a same-sex wedding celebration. The Human Rights Commission ruled that “the nature and circumstances of the [Giffords’s] violation of the Human Rights Law also warrants a penalty.”

I make no meaningless distinctions between property, incidentally. Home or business, all the same to me—and how long until an AirBNB host that rents out a spare bedroom or den (while they’re home) will be compelled to rent it to a gay couple, should that violate their values or comfort zone?

For well over a decade I have supported the equal freedom of gays and lesbians to associate, up to and including any “privileges” bestowed by the State, that other folks “enjoy.” I have a number of gay and lesbian friends, singles and couples—some that have been couples for 30 years. But apparently, the freedom to associate isn’t enough and you’re going to have association shoved down your throat like a gay porn film, whether you like it or not.

That support I’ve lent—both verbally and in writing, including on this blog—hereby ends and I would encourage others to do likewise and put out the word, and why. I’ll reconsider should ever I see substantial efforts at housekeeping.

This is what happens when fighting over cannibal pot hysteria—who goes in the pot and who gets to feast. People get gluttonous when others are picking up the tab.

Oh, and yea, there’s this, from the same article.

The Giffords must pay a $1,500 mental anguish fine to each of the women and pay $10,000 in civil damages penalty to New York State. If they can’t pay in 60 days, a nine percent interest rate will be added to that total. Like Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop, the Giffords must also institute anti-discrimination re-education classes and procedures for their staff.

Get it?

(HT: A.B. Dada)

Richard Nikoley

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22 Comments

  1. Kati on August 22, 2014 at 19:28

    Sickening. Those two little girls who are suing need to grow up. It’s pathetic.

  2. Hello on August 22, 2014 at 22:28

    I’m a hetro male and I frequently get refused entry to gay clubs. Me thinks I should be suing.

    • Dr. Curmugeon Gee on August 23, 2014 at 10:41

      @Hello,

      maybe we should apply “all gay cruise”
      then sue. XD

    • rob on August 24, 2014 at 13:18

      That’s because you are ugly as fuck.

    • Richard Nikoley on August 24, 2014 at 14:13

      Still discriminatory though, right?

  3. Jack Sterling on August 22, 2014 at 23:18

    What. The. Fuck.

  4. Augustine on August 23, 2014 at 01:13

    “the Giffords must also institute anti-discrimination re-education classes and procedures for their staff”
    OMG, I think this is worst than the fine… or how to add insult to injury.

  5. Bay Area Sparky on August 23, 2014 at 07:12

    You write:

    “For well over a decade I have supported the equal freedom of gays and lesbians to associate, up to and including any “privileges” bestowed by the State, that other folks “enjoy.” I have a number of gay and lesbian friends, singles and couples—some that have been couples for 30 years. But apparently, the freedom to associate isn’t enough and you’re going to have association shoved down your throat like a gay porn film, whether you like it or not.

    That support I’ve lent—both verbally and in writing, including on this blog—hereby ends and I would encourage others to do likewise and put out the word, and why. I’ll reconsider should ever I see substantial efforts at housekeeping.”

    Both in this post and in the FB post, it’s not clear to me exactly what support you’re withdrawing. Just for clarification are you withdrawing your support for government-forced association?

    • Richard Nikoley on August 23, 2014 at 07:30

      Well, they seem to insist on being as miserable as all us straight folk are, so I’m no longer supporting that wish. 🙂

    • gabkad on August 23, 2014 at 09:51

      Something went terribly wrong here.

      Weddings are such sickening events: Smile till your cheek muscles hurt.

      We had a couple of women here last year who went all over facebook and the media because they felt short changed by certain guests in the gift department. Everyone behaved in a most disgusting manner. It was like an ‘investment’ opportunity. They spent however much on the ‘event’ and they expected their guests to ‘contribute’ to the same ‘value package’ or whatever the hell.

      It’s all ridiculous and fed by stupid television programmes about bridezillas. I assume when there’s two ‘brides’ the ‘zilla’ factor can get entirely out of control as it did with that event.

      I prefer funerals. That way I know how it all worked out. No surprises. No one expects you to paste on a fake smile for a funeral. Not yet anyway.

    • Dr. Curmugeon Gee on August 23, 2014 at 10:48

      uh, few of us we had to pool our $ for a
      $500 set of All Clad cookware @ Williams Sonoma) for his wedding.

      cause when we arrived, all < $20 items were checked.

      (i hate weddings; but i also funerals, birthday parties, baby showers, farewell parties for different reasons; ok. i just hate parties)

    • Richard Nikoley on August 23, 2014 at 15:36

      I’m with Gabs and Curmudgeon.

      I generally loth all gatherings with more than a few people or, at least, large gatherings with a clique of people I know.

      I do not do childrens’ birthday parties. The most fucktarded thing on the planet. Adults without peer friends of the kid ought not even be invited. Wastes my time and pisses me off.

      Yes, I get pissed off at the audacity some display in inviting me to something I’ll hate, implicitly obligating me to respond.

      Worst trend ever? Baby showers with men present. How fucktarded is that? Went to one once, early on with Beatrice. Never again. Women can be as ridiculous as they like with that banal shit, but leave me out of it.

    • Dr. Curmugeon Gee on August 23, 2014 at 18:36

      ps. that was the last time i attended a wedding (cost ea. one of us spent dearly (> $100) it was about 15 years ago). friends should not do that to friends!

      company parties are even more retarded than baby showers & kids birthday parties!

      now i don’t even go to any of those, unless it’s mandatory or i get paid. + i don’t care for most of the company food.

      i do “throw parties” at times (my idea of “party” is just organize a hike or walk w/ some friends. like on new year morning. then we break the fast to feast)

  6. Dr. Curmugeon Gee on August 23, 2014 at 10:02

    “land of the free”
    what the smeg

  7. colin nelson henley on August 23, 2014 at 18:01

    *gluttonous
    my totally-lacking-in-credentials self would be happy for proof-reading work on yer guts book. I suppose you’re covered there, though.

  8. Hearthrose on August 24, 2014 at 10:32

    An occasional Christian reader says, “Thanks”.

    This is far from the first case of this kind of deal, btw.

    • Richard Nikoley on August 24, 2014 at 19:24

      Hearthrose:

      Don’t get your hopes up.

      The only thing that happened here is the the gay agenda proved to me it can be no better than the Christian one, which is, ultimately to shove your values down throats like a raging hard cock prison rape.

      Fuck the lot of y’all.

      You deserve each other.

  9. Dr. Curmugeon Gee on August 24, 2014 at 14:15

    i read a little more;
    methinks the 2 woman planned it.
    (otherwise, why would they even record it)

  10. Bill T on August 24, 2014 at 17:01
  11. Jacqui on August 25, 2014 at 08:25

    Here is an entity withholding their services due to the couple’s sexual identity. Outright discrimination. I don’t see why they should be held to any different standard then, say, Hilton Hotels. You either open up for ALL or open up for none. What if the couple were interracial, or handicapped, or a different religion…would you care? Would you be outraged?
    Your property is your property, but the minute you begin to open it up to the public and take payment from people to use that property, then you should absolutely be held to the same standards as the rest of those entities in your industry. If you pay taxes on that income, if you pay your employees….absolutely! You don’t like it? Do it for free! Don’t take payment, don’t hire staff, don’t pay taxes, keep it private.
    I’m all for privacy and being allowed to do what you want, how you want, and especially in the privacy of your own property…but this was a business, and they made a business decision to discriminate against a couple due to their protected minority status….they get what’s coming to them.
    Again, main point is that this is a COMPANY. Just because they are also farmers does not hold them to any different standard than a convention center, a hotel location, an event hall, etc. Perhaps they ought to make their farm a membership-driven group, then they can only allow farm members to use their facilities…they can rename themselves the “Hetero-Farm Club”. But as long as they take payment, pay taxes, and are a registered NY company they are required to follow the same state laws and regulations as any other company.

    • Richard Nikoley on August 25, 2014 at 08:55

      Jaqui:

      I’m now only fighting for the right for black-owned establishments to keep out all the crackers, like me.

      Otherwise, laf. Just really too fucktarded to bother with.

    • Richard Nikoley on August 25, 2014 at 08:58

      I’ll toss you one bone, give you one clue.

      Your entire line of not-actually-thinking is merely about regurgitating all the meaningless distinctions you’ve been indoctrinated with all of your unthinking life.

      IOW, non-thinking is baked into the State’s “thinking” cake.

      Have fun with it.

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