Friday, August 10, 2012
Portland Bar Owner Told "Trannys" Not To Come Back.
Why public accommodations provisions Can't Be Bargained Away.
The owner of a North Portland Oregon bar, the P Club, left this message on one former customers phone, a transgender woman. If what the ladies say is true about there conduct, and I have no reason to doubt them, this is blatant discrimination.
"Hello, my name is Chris. I'm the owner of the P-Club Bar and Grill. Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond my control, I'm going to have to ask for you, Cass and your group, not to come back on Friday nights."
"People think that A.) we're a tranny bar, or B.) that we're a gay bar. We are neither. People are not coming in because they just don't want to be here on a Friday night now."
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CBS Atlanta 46
According to Lambda legal Oregon's Equality Act makes it illegal to discriminate against transgender people in public accommodations.
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