Fairmont group submitting petition fo...

Fairmont group submitting petition for referendum on Human Rights...

There are 23 comments on the West Virginia Metro story from Oct 11, 2017, titled Fairmont group submitting petition for referendum on Human Rights.... In it, West Virginia Metro reports that:

Citizens of a local activist group opposing the new language in the City of Fairmont's month-old Human Rights Commission Ordinance will file a petition Wednesday morning to force a city-wide referendum and a recall petition against seven sitting city council members. Keep Fairmont Safe, a group made up of concerned citizens, is described on their Facebook page as a "committee of concerned citizens attempting to require the city of Fairmont, West Virginia to repeal a recent ordinance that will force some businesses to allow males access to intimate spaces reserved for women like gym showers."

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Concerned

Charleston, WV

#1 Oct 11, 2017
I think was wonderful that the people care enough to go door to door to get petitions signed. So, they turned them in?
Butthead

Pittsburgh, PA

#2 Oct 11, 2017
Uhhh huhh huhh. Look out showers here i come. huhh huhh

Since: Sep 17

Fairmont, WV

#3 Oct 11, 2017
That petition was BULLCRAP. All the commission is for is so people act like decent f*&$ing human beings. It has nothing to do with Bathrooms. NO WHERE in the paperwork says anything about bathrooms, but those bible thumping republicans just can't stand to treat everyone fairy and not like total shit. Christian My Ass...hypocrits
Who Cares

Hockessin, DE

#4 Oct 11, 2017
letsrumbleasswipe wrote:
That petition was BULLCRAP. All the commission is for is so people act like decent f*&$ing human beings. It has nothing to do with Bathrooms. NO WHERE in the paperwork says anything about bathrooms, but those bible thumping republicans just can't stand to treat everyone fairy and not like total shit. Christian My Ass...hypocrits
The committee is BS pal. A board of non-elected, appointed officials pushing their own agenda on the rest of us isn't fair. They can accuse business owners like a witch hunt just because someone feels like they are being discriminated against. Why should less than 4% of the population be able to push around the other 96%? Toughen up snowflake, life isn't for the weak, strap on a pair and go make something of yourself.
letsfondleurmomt onite

Pittsburgh, PA

#5 Oct 11, 2017
letsrumbleasswipe wrote:
That petition was BULLCRAP. All the commission is for is so people act like decent f*&$ing human beings. It has nothing to do with Bathrooms. NO WHERE in the paperwork says anything about bathrooms, but those bible thumping republicans just can't stand to treat everyone fairy and not like total shit. Christian My Ass...hypocrits
Who cares what you think? Your user name scares no one. NO ONE. lol
Who Cares

United States

#6 Oct 12, 2017
letsfondleurmomtonite wrote:
<quoted text>Who cares what you think? Your user name scares no one. NO ONE. lol
Not trying to scare anyone. Just making the point that in no way will this new board of "officials" make life any more fair for anyone. Making a new set of "equality" rules will not level the playing field, people will still be bigots and a-holes, it will only burden the business that are already taxed and regulated to death as it currently is. Just stop and think about it.
letsfondleurmomt onite

Pittsburgh, PA

#7 Oct 12, 2017
Who Cares wrote:
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Not trying to scare anyone. Just making the point that in no way will this new board of "officials" make life any more fair for anyone. Making a new set of "equality" rules will not level the playing field, people will still be bigots and a-holes, it will only burden the business that are already taxed and regulated to death as it currently is. Just stop and think about it.
I agree. Im not a fan of govt setting more dumb rules in an attempt to change society.
Who cares 2

United States

#8 Oct 12, 2017
Im not certain if i have this right or not. They want to allow males access to areas that females see as private business? Next thing you know they will be insisting peep holes are put in walls so they can be spied on. Thats what i am understanding about this. If im wrong i will gladly stand corrected
Who cares 2

United States

#9 Oct 12, 2017
Who cares 2 wrote:
Im not certain if i have this right or not. They want to allow males access to areas that females see as private business? Next thing you know they will be insisting peep holes are put in walls so they can be spied on. Thats what i am understanding about this. If im wrong i will gladly stand corrected
Not to mention (if i have right understanding) who wants to leave themselves open to possible accusations anyway? All they have to do is SAY you did or tried to do something, and guess what!!! If you did or if you did not they're not going to believe you over them
Cray Porter

Fairmont, WV

#10 Oct 12, 2017
For me the biggest problem is that you probably can't get more than 15% of the people on either side to tell the truth about their agenda.
Musky

United States

#11 Oct 12, 2017
Faaaaaaaaags ...
Yuuuuuuuuuck !!!
Who cares 2

Morgantown, WV

#12 Oct 13, 2017
All i can say, i have a funny feeling we are going to be hearing about people getting jammed up. Weather there is any truth to it or not.
Who cares 2

Morgantown, WV

#13 Oct 13, 2017
Who cares 2 wrote:
All i can say, i have a funny feeling we are going to be hearing about people getting jammed up. Weather there is any truth to it or not.
On a final note about it, just remember there are some man haters out there. So beware. Hopefully nobody has to learn that one the hard way
Who Cares

New York, NY

#14 Oct 13, 2017
Cray Porter wrote:
For me the biggest problem is that you probably can't get more than 15% of the people on either side to tell the truth about their agenda.
Ok, those numbers are pulled out of your backside, the issue is simple: people won't change, no matter how many regulations or rules or boards of officials you institute. This is simply government overreach by a few individuals who feel that life simply hasn't given them a fair deal. Life is difficult, it is what you make of it for the most part. Some individuals have and advantage or leg up on the other from the start, just get off your ass, quit whining and go get it. Some people are assholes, you have to deal with it accordingly, no government official is going to change that. It's just "feel good" politics for the city to say "look at us, we are so progressive and all inclusive". I'm done, nothing more to say.
McDuck

Fairmont, WV

#15 Oct 13, 2017
letsrumbleasswipe wrote:
That petition was BULLCRAP. All the commission is for is so people act like decent f*&$ing human beings. It has nothing to do with Bathrooms. NO WHERE in the paperwork says anything about bathrooms, but those bible thumping republicans just can't stand to treat everyone fairy and not like total shit. Christian My Ass...hypocrits
You can't legislate that people be 'decent human beings". In fact, that was the basic assumption before our country was founded. Its assumes a moral society that mostly corrects itself, without the law. Thinking like yours is how we went from a simple Constitution, to 52,000 laws on the books, and now endless cries from every special interest group for some type of protection. I guarantee you there are already laws in triplicate federally that offer the same protection to EVERYONE already.
Civics lessons available

Statts Mills, WV

#16 Oct 13, 2017
It's funny to me the people crying about "special interest groups trying to legislate their beliefs into laws" are the same people who want to abandon the city government structure and suddenly vote on one specific issue. Your group is in fact a "special interest group". See you have elected officials that represent your districts. They voted to establish a civil rights commission through a city ordinance. If you have a problem with that. Then next city council election you vote for someone else. If enough of those people get elected then they can overturn or rescind the ordinance. That is how government works. The majority of the citizens elected these men and women to the council to make decisions on their behalf. And also at no time was there ever any mention of anything other than establishing a commission. That's it. Nothing about bathrooms. Nothing about gays, blacks, Trannys or anything else. Stop letting fear be the deciding factor in your choices
McDuck

Fairmont, WV

#17 Oct 13, 2017
Civics lessons available wrote:
It's funny to me the people crying about "special interest groups trying to legislate their beliefs into laws" are the same people who want to abandon the city government structure and suddenly vote on one specific issue. Your group is in fact a "special interest group". See you have elected officials that represent your districts. They voted to establish a civil rights commission through a city ordinance. If you have a problem with that. Then next city council election you vote for someone else. If enough of those people get elected then they can overturn or rescind the ordinance. That is how government works. The majority of the citizens elected these men and women to the council to make decisions on their behalf. And also at no time was there ever any mention of anything other than establishing a commission. That's it. Nothing about bathrooms. Nothing about gays, blacks, Trannys or anything else. Stop letting fear be the deciding factor in your choices
Actually, when I voted, it never crossed my mind that they would be gullible enough to propose such a moronic idea. It's just a trendy thing, like Morgantown voting on the Paris climate accord. Trendy, but foolish. I am not phobic of anything, but am more of the mindset that the city has more important things to do than this foolish, divisive issue.
Cray Porter

Fairmont, WV

#18 Oct 13, 2017
McDuck wrote:
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Actually, when I voted, it never crossed my mind that they would be gullible enough to propose such a moronic idea. It's just a trendy thing, like Morgantown voting on the Paris climate accord. Trendy, but foolish. I am not phobic of anything, but am more of the mindset that the city has more important things to do than this foolish, divisive issue.
Great point on the Paris climate accord. I'm sure Al Gore was wringing his hands like Sniidley Whiplash on his private jet saying " YES! We got Morgantown".
Civics lessons available

United States

#19 Oct 15, 2017
McDuck wrote:
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Actually, when I voted, it never crossed my mind that they would be gullible enough to propose such a moronic idea. It's just a trendy thing, like Morgantown voting on the Paris climate accord. Trendy, but foolish. I am not phobic of anything, but am more of the mindset that the city has more important things to do than this foolish, divisive issue.
Hereís the thing. Just because YOU think something is moronic,doesnít necessarily mean that your opinion is shared by the majority. Which brings me to my original point. If in fact your opinion is shared by the majority, then the next city council elections will show that. If itís not, then it wonít. The fact that you didnít have the foresight to see that this may or may not have been an issue when you voted for your districts representative should encourage you to do your homework and be more informed about your candidate next time. Is it a waste of time? Maybe for you and I but maybe not for someone else.
McDuck

Fairmont, WV

#20 Oct 15, 2017
Civics lessons available wrote:
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Hereís the thing. Just because YOU think something is moronic,doesnít necessarily mean that your opinion is shared by the majority. Which brings me to my original point. If in fact your opinion is shared by the majority, then the next city council elections will show that. If itís not, then it wonít. The fact that you didnít have the foresight to see that this may or may not have been an issue when you voted for your districts representative should encourage you to do your homework and be more informed about your candidate next time. Is it a waste of time? Maybe for you and I but maybe not for someone else.
Spoken like a progressive that in the abscence of any traditional or moral values, expects the government (now, even local), to step in and provide it. Take out the Bibles, bring in the Metal detectors. I challenge you to do "homework" now, and show me any written material where any council member in Fairmont mentioned this in a platform. I'll be waiting.
I am familiar with the states Human Rights Commission. They did a number on a Landord in Morgantown, who apparently deserved it. Oddly enough, I thought entering tenants property without notice or permission, riffling through drawers, and expecting sexual favors, already broke some type of law. If it didnt good. They are needed for everyones protection in these types of matters.
BTW, I have know gay people, single and couples, for over forty years in the area. As far as I know, they lived how and wherever they wanted, without any issues.
I say the people of Fairmont have a right to dissent (even after an election, as the liberal side has been doing over and over the last eight years, at every level) when they believe something unecessary or opposed to local values. It doesnt have my ire up enough to protest, but it does for them

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