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    May 16, 2011 12:27 AM GMT

    I was looking at booking flights with a particular airline until I discovered it is government owned and the government jails gays.

    I find it hard to support.

    Do gay rights factor when you make a product choice?
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    May 16, 2011 1:44 AM GMT
    Yes, gay rights do factor into my decisions when my money or money I have dominion and control over is on the table. High five for you that you too had an issue when more substantial sums of money were in play.

    I gave up Chick-fil-A (more Chick-fil-Gay amirite;) Domino's Pizza; and Target (more like Targay amirite) among other Leviathans due to their implied stance (eliminating domestic partner benefits; refusing to add gender identity/orientation to nondiscrimination policies etc.) or overt political contributions.

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    May 16, 2011 2:11 AM GMT
    tanlejos saidDo gay rights factor when you make a product choice?
    Yes.
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    May 16, 2011 6:37 AM GMT
    DAMN YOU TARGET, DAMN YOU TO HELL!!!! icon_evil.gif
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    May 16, 2011 6:47 AM GMT
    Yes, but not just gay rights, I factor in human rights too.
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    May 16, 2011 7:27 AM GMT
    5ebastian saidare you against slave labor as well? maybe you should re-consider your abercombie and finch t-shirt or nike shoes.

    I personally don't like Abercrombie, but I like when guys over 25 wear it to the gym. It's a quick way of letting everyone know that they're gay.
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    May 16, 2011 3:20 PM GMT
    5ebastian saidare you against slave labor as well? maybe you should re-consider your abercombie and finch t-shirt or nike shoes. you still need to fly, and you still need shoes. get over it.
    when you say the government jails gays, do you mean that SouthWest raging drunken queen that made a fool of himself? yeah, his ass needed to go to jail.



    Get over it - no offence, but that's a pretty rich thing to say, given that you and I live in a country (Canada) that grants gay people equal rights.

    The way I see it, by flying with this government owned airline, I am in fact giving money/supporting those who would jail me if I lived there.

    Thankfully, there are more options out there and that we , in the West, have the ability to vote with our feet and choose a different product.

    As for the clothing - I have learnt today that American Apparel make their clothes in the U.S under fair conditions. I've never bought anything for this brand, but I would be willing to consider it.

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    May 16, 2011 3:25 PM GMT
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    5ebastian saidare you against slave labor as well? maybe you should re-consider your abercombie and finch t-shirt or nike shoes.

    I personally don't like Abercrombie, but I like when guys over 25 wear it to the gym. It's a quick way of letting everyone know that they're gay.


    I gotta start doing this. Maybe then I'll finally meet someone else at the gym who's gay. icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 16, 2011 3:34 PM GMT
    I am slightly ashamed to say it is not something I am very conscious of. I do not seek out 'gay friendly' companies, but tend to focus on customer service and value. I would avoid a company that did or said something hostile toward gay people, but I think such companies are few and far between. I have read the occasional post on here about a company or store that has done or said something anti-gay. More often than not, however, it is down to an errant individual, rather than a corporate decision. Any company that hopes to survive in the current econonomic climate is concerned primarily with the bottom line. Pissing off a significant minority of their customer base simply does not make business sense.
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    May 16, 2011 3:42 PM GMT
    Yes
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    May 16, 2011 8:33 PM GMT
    Which airline are you referring?
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    May 16, 2011 8:42 PM GMT
    5ebastian said
    when you say the government jails gays, do you mean that SouthWest raging drunken queen that made a fool of himself? yeah, his ass needed to go to jail.


    Few points of clarification:

    1) He worked for JetBlue not SouthWest.

    2) He wasn't arrested for being gay. He was charged with reckless endangerment and criminal mischief.


    Also, cheers to people for not wanting to give their hard earned money to businesses who discriminate against them. It's a free country.
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    May 24, 2011 1:28 AM GMT
    5ebastian said
    tanlejos said
    5ebastian saidare you against slave labor as well? maybe you should re-consider your abercombie and finch t-shirt or nike shoes. you still need to fly, and you still need shoes. get over it.
    when you say the government jails gays, do you mean that SouthWest raging drunken queen that made a fool of himself? yeah, his ass needed to go to jail.



    Get over it - no offence, but that's a pretty rich thing to say, given that you and I live in a country (Canada) that grants gay people equal rights.

    The way I see it, by flying with this government owned airline, I am in fact giving money/supporting those who would jail me if I lived there.

    Thankfully, there are more options out there and that we , in the West, have the ability to vote with our feet and choose a different product.

    As for the clothing - I have learnt today that American Apparel make their clothes in the U.S under fair conditions. I've never bought anything for this brand, but I would be willing to consider it.


    Um ...
    Abercrombie is made all over the world: Mexico, Sri Lanka, Macau, China, NIM, Hong Kong, and India to name a few.


    I think you've lost me here. I'm not really sure what your point is.

    beneful1 saidWhich airline are you referring?


    Singapore Airlines.

    But take your pick of any Gulf airline ( Ethihad, Emirates, Saudi - not gay friendly places and govt owned.)