'Dykes On Bikes' win right to their ...

'Dykes On Bikes' win right to their name

There are 8 comments on the gay_blog.blogspot.com story from Jan 7, 2008, titled 'Dykes On Bikes' win right to their name. In it, gay_blog.blogspot.com reports that:

A San Francisco motorcycle club gained long-sought legal approval today for its trademark of the name "Dykes on Bikes" when the U.S. Supreme Court turned away a challenge from a lawyer who said the term denigrated men.

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Scotty

Liverpool, NY

#1 Jan 8, 2008
How the name "Dykes on Bikes" could possibly be denegrating to MEN is completely beyond me. I'm glad the court threw-out that argument.

Interestingly, later in the article, it's mentioned that the U.S. Trademark office initially rejected their application on the basis that the name was derogatory toward lesbians. Um... it was a bunch of lesbians who were asking for the trademark!

Gee, isn't it nice for the U.S. Government to be so vigilant about protecting LGBT folk?
Limbo

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Jan 8, 2008
I couldn't have said it better, Scotty! Sounds like the gov't could use a little 'LGBT 101' course, followed by 'common sense 101'.

“God hates me!”

Since: May 07

West Texas, USA

#3 Jan 8, 2008
I remember when they lead off the San Diego Pride Parade I was at a few years ago... 100+ and it was an awesome sight.... Bravo for them.

Since: Mar 07

Washington DC

#4 Jan 8, 2008
Dykes on Bike RAWKS!!

“Walking Attitude”

Since: Aug 07

The Q continuum

#5 Jan 8, 2008
And this is the kind of cases that are tying up the supreme court??????????

:-O

“God hates me!”

Since: May 07

West Texas, USA

#6 Jan 8, 2008
Queue wrote:
And this is the kind of cases that are tying up the supreme court??????????
:-O
"the U.S. Supreme Court turned away a challenge from a lawyer who said the term denigrated men."

Blame it on the lawyer that filed the suit.... not on Dykes on Bikes.
Rhonna

Fremont, CA

#7 Jan 9, 2008
I couldn't agree more with you. I'm sure if the gals called themselves "HOT GIRL ON GIRL ACTION" the poor sensitive guys would be just fine with it. LOL
Scotty wrote:
How the name "Dykes on Bikes" could possibly be denegrating to MEN is completely beyond me. I'm glad the court threw-out that argument.
Interestingly, later in the article, it's mentioned that the U.S. Trademark office initially rejected their application on the basis that the name was derogatory toward lesbians. Um... it was a bunch of lesbians who were asking for the trademark!
Gee, isn't it nice for the U.S. Government to be so vigilant about protecting LGBT folk?

“Walking Attitude”

Since: Aug 07

The Q continuum

#8 Jan 9, 2008
dante2810 wrote:
<quoted text>
"the U.S. Supreme Court turned away a challenge from a lawyer who said the term denigrated men."
Blame it on the lawyer that filed the suit.... not on Dykes on Bikes.
Actually, I wasn't placing blame on Dykes. You're right, it's all the stupid lawyers.

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