Lesbian sues Miss. town for denying gay bar permit

Oct 1, 2013 Full story: WOI 29

A woman is suing the leaders of a north Mississippi town, accusing them of conspiring to prevent her from opening a gay bar by denying an application for a business license.

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#1 Oct 1, 2013
She will win.

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#3 Oct 1, 2013
In a Mississippi Court???

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#7 Oct 1, 2013
snyper wrote:
In a Mississippi Court???
No, in a higher court.
Alfred

Walnut, CA

#8 Oct 1, 2013
Most normal, decent folks don't want a gay bar in their neighborhood. Can you blame them?

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#9 Oct 1, 2013
Alfred wrote:
Most normal, decent folks don't want a gay bar in their neighborhood. Can you blame them?
Why not? I am a decent person and I see nothing wrong with gay bars.

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#10 Oct 1, 2013
Fr Laughing at Rev....

>Not likely<

Sheesh, did mommy leave her computer on again, little one?

Your anti-gay trash is highly offensive, and you HAVE been reported. You really need psychological help. Please, for your sake and everyone else's, get some.
Chance

Grove City, PA

#12 Oct 1, 2013
Maybe they simply don't want a bar of any kind. Bars are often problem establishments. Bad things tend to happen in and around bars. I wouldn't want one in my neighborhood. It is too dangerous with all those inebriated people coming out of them.

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#13 Oct 1, 2013
Chance wrote:
Maybe they simply don't want a bar of any kind. Bars are often problem establishments. Bad things tend to happen in and around bars. I wouldn't want one in my neighborhood. It is too dangerous with all those inebriated people coming out of them.
Nope.

"Newton said Tuesday in a phone interview that she first opened a gay bar called O'Hara's in the same location in Shannon in 1994 and operated it without problems until 1998, when she sold it to take on new business ventures.

The new owners continued to run a gay bar there called "Rumors" until 2010, according to the lawsuit. Rumors was profiled in a 2006 documentary called "Small Town Gay Bar" about the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the rural South."

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#14 Oct 1, 2013
[QUOTE who="Laughing at Rev. Fagg@t"]<quoted text>
Fk you bull dyke. Now report that.[/QUOTE]

Run along now child and leave the real discussion to the adults.
Patrick

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

#15 Oct 2, 2013
Shannon is now on the map, but not to the scale as Selma, unless they want it to be.

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#16 Oct 2, 2013
Chance wrote:
Maybe they simply don't want a bar of any kind. Bars are often problem establishments. Bad things tend to happen in and around bars. I wouldn't want one in my neighborhood. It is too dangerous with all those inebriated people coming out of them.
Hetero bars tend to be problems. Gay bars do not ... unless it's some heteros causing them.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#17 Oct 2, 2013
snyper wrote:
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Hetero bars tend to be problems. Gay bars do not ... unless it's some heteros causing them.
Gay bars do not equal straight bars.
Gay couples do not equal straight couples.
Gay marriage does not equal straight marriage.
Glad you agree. There are gays that believe all of that is equal.

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Rhoadesville, VA

#18 Oct 2, 2013
Wondering wrote:
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Gay bars do not equal straight bars.
Gay couples do not equal straight couples.
Gay marriage does not equal straight marriage.
Glad you agree. There are gays that believe all of that is equal.
All of your assertions are incorrect, of course, and simply your personal and irrational opinions. Unless you can prove that they all have legal standing, and would hold up in court, why bother to post?

Gay bars and straight bars are all BARS, governed by the same rules and statutes. Allow one sort, you must allow the other.

Gay couples are equal in every way to straight couples - legally and morally. We are all human, after all.

There is no such thing as gay marriage or straight marriage - just LEGAL marriage. In the eyes of the federal government, they are all the same.
Justin

United States

#19 Oct 2, 2013
You have to state in the business application that it's going to be a "gay bar" ?

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#20 Oct 2, 2013
Wondering wrote:
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Gay bars do not equal straight bars.
Gay couples do not equal straight couples.
Gay marriage does not equal straight marriage.
Glad you agree. There are gays that believe all of that is equal.
They are better on all counts. Thank you.
Guest22

Portland, OR

#21 Oct 2, 2013
Why would anyone be surprised by a lesbian not getting a business license? This is Mississippi, after all.

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#22 Oct 2, 2013
Guest22 wrote:
Why would anyone be surprised by a lesbian not getting a business license? This is Mississippi, after all.
The stupidity of religious fanatics never surprises me.
Jessica

Sparta, NJ

#23 Oct 2, 2013
snyper wrote:
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Hetero bars tend to be problems. Gay bars do not ... unless it's some heteros causing them.
True, you hardly ever see fights in gay bars and when you do they are pretty tame as far as fights go.
Justin

United States

#25 Oct 3, 2013
Guest22 wrote:
Why would anyone be surprised by a lesbian not getting a business license? This is Mississippi, after all.
I'd bet a weeks pay that more lesbians have been denied a business permit in California or Orgegan than in Mississippi. It's not against the law to deny a business permit to a lesbian.
Justin

United States

#26 Oct 3, 2013
WasteWater wrote:
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Why not? I am a decent person and I see nothing wrong with gay bars.
Here in Atlanta, the term "gay bar" is redundant.

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