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2020-05-30 5:23:08 AM  
"If we stop arbitrarily refusing to provide services to paying customers we'll make more money" is a realisation that took American businesses several hundred years to figure out.
 
2020-05-30 10:19:17 AM  
Poor bastards.
 
2020-05-30 11:02:43 AM  

pkjun: "If we stop arbitrarily refusing to provide services to paying customers we'll make more money" is a realisation that took American businesses several hundred years to figure out.


WTF are you babbling about?  The number of businesses who refused services has always been microscopic to the point of being national news stories.  Many more businesses were actively advertising for gay wedding services before the government un-banned gay marriage.
 
2020-05-30 11:53:23 AM  
Look, it's been 5 years since Obergfell became the law of the land.

When do we get Gay Divorce Court? Because we would all watch that with a passion that would make Tiger King look tame.
 
2020-05-30 1:13:07 PM  

BMFPitt: pkjun: "If we stop arbitrarily refusing to provide services to paying customers we'll make more money" is a realisation that took American businesses several hundred years to figure out.

WTF are you babbling about?  The number of businesses who refused services has always been microscopic to the point of being national news stories.  Many more businesses were actively advertising for gay wedding services before the government un-banned gay marriage.


The number of business owners that *want* to deny service to anyone with money is always small, even in places that are particularly racist. The problem is always that the general population wants those business owners to deny those services, and either pass discriminatory laws or push those businesses to discriminate, which those businesses have generally shrugged and done through most of American history.

American businesses, though, have recently realised that they have a strong and immediate financial interest in diversity, both in terms of customer base and in terms of expanding the talent pool to get the best hires, which is why corporations have begun leading from the front on many equality, diversity and inclusion measures. Not all, of course -- certainly they enjoy paying certain workers less than market rate! -- but on questions of who they serve, who they represent in advertising and in media, and who they hire, many businesses have finally grasped the rather obvious point that a more diverse market is a bigger market.
 
2020-05-30 2:56:07 PM  
The best wedding I was at had teh ghey, it was in a privately owned castle, Vogue magazine covered it, there were lots of models, and the lead singer from The Streets was the DJ. Free bar, free packets of cigarettes, and a fleet of luxury cars to transport people everywhere, for the whole weekend. The guys must have spent a farking fortune on it.

Brooke Shields was there too 😍
 
2020-05-30 10:06:58 PM  

BMFPitt: pkjun: "If we stop arbitrarily refusing to provide services to paying customers we'll make more money" is a realisation that took American businesses several hundred years to figure out.

WTF are you babbling about?  The number of businesses who refused services has always been microscopic to the point of being national news stories.  Many more businesses were actively advertising for gay wedding services before the government un-banned gay marriage.


Which it wasn't necessary to bring the full weight of the law down on those idiots who refused services. They want to shoot themselves in the foot, stand back and let them do it.
 
2020-05-31 3:57:56 PM  

BMFPitt: pkjun: "If we stop arbitrarily refusing to provide services to paying customers we'll make more money" is a realisation that took American businesses several hundred years to figure out.

WTF are you babbling about?  The number of businesses who refused services has always been microscopic to the point of being national news stories.  Many more businesses were actively advertising for gay wedding services before the government un-banned gay marriage.


"has always"

GTFO with that shiat. How many wedding venues do you think would have hosted a gay wedding in 1987, even a non-legal show ceremony?  How many wedding planners were handling civil commitment ceremonies in 1995?  Do you think a gay couple would have had an easy time getting a His and His cake in 2003 Tennessee?

I bet you think it was just a small minority of lunch counters that practiced segregation, too.
 
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