Discriminating Discrimination?


I was listening with interest to a report on the news tonight of a gay club that was banning straight people (it may have been groups of straight people) from going to the club. The reason given was that gay people were feeling very uncomfortable about them being there. The Anti-Discrimination Board here in Australia was quite at ease about this and was going to approve the approach of the club to carry out what I am calling, ‘Discriminating Discrimination.’ My question here is what if a bar for straight people decided to ban gay people because the gay people made the straight people feel uncomfortable? It would be very interesting to see what the result of that particular application might be to the Anti-Discrimination Board. Just a thought to ponder…

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