Quote: Originally Posted by Goober
True there are women only businesses. And there is a reason for that. Upheld by a variety of courts in Canada. And they serve a well documented purpose.
These guys have their religious beliefs saying that can't touch another female other than their wife or family member.... that's not discrimination, it's no different than Christianity telling you not to sleep around with more than your wife, just a bit more on the extreme end of the spectrum.
There is no law that forces me to place my hands on another person if I am not comfortable with doing so, including situations where someone's life is at risk.
So I ask do they discriminate based upon some of the following
The way a person looks
Nice that you forgot to mention gender/sex.... which is the exact reason why you seem so PO'd about the Barbershop thing.... they refused service based on her being a female, as well as their own religious beliefs.
Curves just refuses service and treats you like scum based on being a male.... with no other justifications.
Again, you said:
"My opinion- They are in business. They are discriminating based upon sex."
So does Curves, but now here you are trying to spin it in your favour to make what Curves does "Ok" while what these guys did in their barbershop is not "Ok" and they're a business that should provide a service regardless of their gender.
Here's something left out of the original quote in the OP:
“We live for our values. We are people who have values and we hold on to it. I am not going to change what the faith has stated to us to do. This is not extreme — this is just a basic value that we follow,” said Karim Saaden, co-owner of the Terminal Barber Shop.
He noted that it was a matter of adherence to faith, not a gender issue.
“In our faith, for instance, I can cut my mother’s hair, I can cut my sister’s hair, I can cut my wife’s hair, my daughter’s hair,” said Saaden.
It's not sexual discrimination and clearly stated why.
The barbershop suggested a solution to McGregor toward the end of August, offering her a haircut from a barber willing to do so.
“It’s the principle of the matter so I turned down their lawyer’s offer and said, ‘No, I wish to continue with the tribunal,’ because this needs to be discussed and now it’s bigger than what occurred with me that one day, in one afternoon,” said McGregor.
She is asking the tribunal to force Terminal Barber Shop to offer its men’s haircuts to both genders, and suggests in her application that the shop post a sign indicating it serves both men and women. She is not seeking money.
^ Proof that she's just being a self-righteous b*tch seeking attention.
It's bigger than what occurred with her that day because she's trying to make it bigger than it really is.
And because she has issues with Muslims (obviously) she wants to humiliate them and force them to do what she wants, and basically force them to wear "idiot signs" like that woman in the US who drove up on a sidewalk to avoid a school bus stopping.....
.... She's not seeking money.... she's seeking to force them out of business.
And that's what will happen because she's attempting to force them to choose between their religion and their job.