It’s things like this that cause me to regret supporting same sex marriage:
A B.C. lesbian couple, who accuse a Catholic men’s group of discriminating against them by refusing to rent them a hall for their wedding reception, took their case to a human rights tribunal Monday.
Deborah Chymyshyn and Tracey Smith rented a Knights of Columbus hall in Port Coquitlam for their wedding reception back in 2003.
They allege the group cancelled the booking after finding out it was for a same-sex couple.
The women claim it’s discriminatory to offer a facility to the public and then say a particular group can’t use it.
C’mon ladies, cut the Knights of Columbus some slack here. It’s their property, and while you may not respect their beliefs, at least try to respect their property rights and hold your wedding elsewhere.
It would be the classy thing to do.
Just because you disagree with someone’s opinion, that doesn’t give you the right to force your own upon them by using the state as a proxy bully.
Gays need to remember that they ARE a minority. While they may have the sympathy of a goodly number of straight Canadians, pulling crap like this is not going to maintain that goodwill. It will be a cold day in Hell before I put gay rights before property rights and the citizen’s right of non-interference by the state (good little devotee of Ayn Rand that I am). Thus, my advice to gays is this:
Don’t make me choose.