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Who's in the wrong? -POLL- KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59253 posts
2nd Sep '13

In your opinion,
in this situation, who is in the wrong:



A same sex couple goes to a bakery to request a wedding cake.
The owners of the bakery refuse service due to the fact that same sex marriage/relationships contradict their beliefs.
The story gains media attention.
People rally on the side of the gay couple,
and in the end, the bakery closes down from the whole ordeal.
Following the closure people suddenly start siding with the bakery,
saying they have the right to refuse business to anyone, etc etc.
That it's just as bad to hate them out of business as it is for them to discriminate- and that their discrimination and refusal to serve was just.
That the couple should've just quietly gone elsewhere.



So, in your opinion, who's in the wrong here?

Autumn Whisper 1 child; Utah 9977 posts
2nd Sep '13

I support marriage equality, first of all.



I vote both.



Yes, it is offensive the bakery refused to serve them. However, they have the right to refuse service for any reason, no matter how ridiculous.



But the couple really should have just gone, "well, F them" and went to another bakery. Fuss did not need to be made to that extent.

. , Richmond, VA, United States 74542 posts
status 2nd Sep '13

I think the bakers suck as people but I think it is their right to run their business how they want. I don't necessarily think the couple should quietly go somewhere else though. They could tell the people that they know, or on social media, that the bakery refuses service to gay couples and then people can decide whether or not they want to give their money to them.

☆º×ß¡±©µ×º☆ Due September 18 (girl); 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Centralia, Washington 45192 posts
2nd Sep '13

Im for equality but im also for the right to serve whom you choose in your own establishment

Rebekah Garden x3 Due October 5 (boy); 33 kids; Fall River, Massachusetts 5223 posts
2nd Sep '13

Yes the bakery was wrong but unless they admitted to that being the reason it could have been that the manager didnt like their shoes. But the couple just should have went elsewhere.

Dean Winchester 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Alaska 16777 posts
2nd Sep '13
Quoting Autumn Whisper:" I support marriage equality, first of all. I vote both. Yes, it is offensive the bakery refused to ... [snip!] ... couple really should have just gone, "well, F them" and went to another bakery. Fuss did not need to be made to that extent."


this.

KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59253 posts
2nd Sep '13
Quoting Rebekah Garden x3:" Yes the bakery was wrong but unless they admitted to that being the reason it could have been that the manager didnt like their shoes. But the couple just should have went elsewhere."


The admitted to it.
the sign left on their doors by them after they closed:
Sweet-cakes1.jpg

KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59253 posts
2nd Sep '13
Quoting Autumn Whisper:" I support marriage equality, first of all. I vote both. Yes, it is offensive the bakery refused to ... [snip!] ... couple really should have just gone, "well, F them" and went to another bakery. Fuss did not need to be made to that extent."


Don't you think though that in this day an age a fuss would be made for any reason someone refused to serve?
Like, what if they refused to serve for reasons of the customer's religion- i believe a deal would've been made out of that.

KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59253 posts
2nd Sep '13
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Rebekah Garden x3 Due October 5 (boy); 33 kids; Fall River, Massachusetts 5223 posts
2nd Sep '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting KNZ.:</b>" The admitted to it. the sign left on their doors by them after they closed: "</blockquote>




Alright well that makes sense. Idk though the owners have the right to refuse anyone.

. , Richmond, VA, United States 74542 posts
status 2nd Sep '13
Quoting KNZ.:" I have a feeling a story like that on social media would easily get around and gain attention though, don't you think? (well, i mean, it has haha) but yeah, i know what you're saying. "

Yeah, I don't think that's a bad thing.

☆º×ß¡±©µ×º☆ Due September 18 (girl); 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Centralia, Washington 45192 posts
2nd Sep '13

Well what if a bakery owned by a gay couple refused service to a straight couple would the story have as much hype?

мɑkɑnɑni 1 angel baby; ~, FL, United States 65283 posts
status 2nd Sep '13

If it's a private business they have the right to refuse service.

Autumn Whisper 1 child; Utah 9977 posts
2nd Sep '13
Quoting KNZ.:" Don't you think though that in this day an age a fuss would be made for any reason someone refused to ... [snip!] ... Like, what if they refused to serve for reasons of the customer's religion- i believe a deal would've been made out of that."


Eh, people are entitled to make a fuss if they really want to. I just think it was excessive. There are other bakeries, so it isn't like the same service could not have been received elsewhere. Obviously, it is crappy the bakery refused service. It is very, very crappy of them to have done that. But did they deserve to be driven out of business? Maybe, maybe not.



But hey, people vote with their wallets when it comes to business. This bakery learned this one firsthand. Unpopular politics drove them out of business, no matter how good their product may have been.

KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59253 posts
2nd Sep '13
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