Once again, I see a pair of old cunts has turned away a pair of pooves from their B&B.
I'm very ambivalent about this. I'm pretty sure that someone who harbours one bigotry probably harbours many and such people are not nice people. But I don't buy into this thing of "if they want to take money from the public, they aren't allowed to discriminate."
Personally, I'm of the opinion that you have the right to do business with whoever you want to. Back in a former life, I had a right old bag of a customer. She was extremely irritating, was never happy with anything, always wanted stuff at the drop of a hat, was rude, surly and unpleasant to deal with. After a while, I just couldn't face it any more and politely severed the business relationship. I now make it a point of not doing business with surly, miserable old bags. In exchange for that, I forgo the income I might get from dealing with surly old bags.
So, I pay a direct price for my discrimination against surly old bags. Should I also endure legislative action and the opprobrium of the intermong for my discrimination? I don't think so.
Frankly, I am entirely unconvinced that any business should not be able to choose who they do business with. I don't care if it's an hotel that doesn't want gays, a restaurant that doesn't want fatties, or a tobacconists that doesn't want smokers.
They are the ones taking a direct hit by not accepting the cash of the people they're bigoted against. Go somewhere else. Tell your friends to boycott the place. The market will sort it out.
But stop making out that it's fucking homophobic oppression, for fuck's sake. It's a weekend out, not fucking gas ovens in Dachau.
Update: Fuck me. Maybe I need to reconsider my opinion.
Update 2: Legend. Is there no beginning to this man's talents? And more.
Update 3: Tim Carpenter weighs in.
Update 4: Got back from the pub and found everybody on twatter trying to outgay each other. Cumbuckets full of faux outrage and claims of hate speech. They were all trying to be "cornholier than thou".
Update 5: The loveliest of lovelies weighs in on the side of the cunts.
Update 6: The UK Libertarian has a different angle and a handy cut-out-and-keep guide.