If it's private religious schools, can anyone really have a problem with it...? Isn't the whole point of private schools to run themselves how they see fit?
@Reach4God, I agree. I originally thought otherwise, but the Prime Minister was actually supporting the right to refuse over the right to demand, which in my opinion should almost always be the case. Few exceptions exist, which include emergency services and vital services unavailable through alternative providers. Otherwise everyone could not have equal rights.
@Reach4God, Would you have a problem with a private school that had a “No Blacks” policy?
@Reach4God, depends on the religion and its official stance. For example the Catholic Church officially says to support and love and treat lgbt people equally and that they are normal, but that lgbt people cant act on their inclinations (basically can not pursue sexual/romantic - though I'm not as sure on romantic - relations with another lgbt person). But if the private school does discriminate like some schools in Indiana have, then yes people have a problem because it goes against Church teaching. So it really depends on the institution the private school may adhere to. But I get what you mean.
@Poser Pete, if it's private, no. I wouldn't support them, and I don't think it would last long, but the market will decide.
@Reach4God, but in 1967, a no blacks private school probably would have done gangbusters, despite the recently passed civil rights act, a lot of folks were still racist. it’d be just as wrong then as it is now, but the market would support it. mob opinion is very often not the end all on morality. and while privates ought to have certain freedoms, discrimination based on sex, race, and sexual preference should not be one of those freedoms
@Hoban Washburne, just because people couldn't monetize hatred doesn't mean they don't feel that way. You won't be changing the minds of people by telling them they aren't allowed to think a certain way. The most impactful way to deal with bad ideas is to expose them and have them debated in the public.
@Reach4God, in theory but in reality it doesn’t matter where it is or what part of the world it’s in if u “offend” someone your life’s over
@Poser Pete, I was thinking the same thing, neither one is ok. private establishments can refuse service to whoever they deem fit as long as it does not infringe upon the civil and human rights that the nation(s) protects. Becomes a federal issue and not a private one at that point.
@Reach4God, except these "private" schools also get additonal funding from the government otherwise known as "public money" or "socialism"
@Reach4God, bigotry of any kind does not deserve to exist
@eleven, ahh, but you are now biggoted towards those you see as bigots. Do you deserve to exist? Does your disliking of bigotry deserve to exist?
@AussiePatrick, if that is the case (I don't know for this specific issue) then sure, the school can have public funding removed. If that's what people vote for, then that's how the country should be run. That doesn't mean the school can't try to survive on its own merits, though.
@Spartan Adlai, I'm coming from a US perspective, where the government exists to *recognize* human rights. These rights are granted by your being human, not the gov't. As you likely know the first recognized right is that of religion/speech/press/protest. Essentially, you can think however you want about whatever you want. Thus, the federal gov't has no power when a private establishment expresses its views. That isn't the law everywhere, but I'm yet to be convinced that it shouldn't be.
Men identify as women in Canada to save on auto insurance.
@CrazyRightWinger, I'd identify as a woman for half off a sandwich tbh
When the entire country doesn't say "no homo"
Reminds me of the situation in Sweden in the 1960’s when people were calling into work saying they felt gay and had to take a sick day
There is hope for the next generation after all.
can it get me out of work?