Young Boy Banned From Swimming Pool Because He Has Two Dads

  • metta

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    Jul 03, 2012 10:05 PM GMT
    Young Boy Banned From Swimming Pool Because He Has Two Dads


    http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/young-boy-banned-from-swimming-pool-because-he-has-two-dads/discrimination/2012/07/03/42776



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  • Buddha

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    Jul 03, 2012 10:22 PM GMT
    That is fucking awful. I do however really like the fact that when the gay community engages in something, we do it like fucking wildfire. I love the fact that their facebook is being burned down by the gay mob. It seems like they're trying to delete the comments but not being able to keep up.

    "You can't offend the gay community, they're the most organized people in the world. They make the Japanese look like the Greeks" - Liz Lemon
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    Jul 03, 2012 10:58 PM GMT
    There is a petition on change.org about this.

    http://www.change.org/petitions/carilion-clinic-family-is-family-don-t-kick-out-kids-from-the-pool-because-they-have-gay-dads?utm_medium=email&utm_source=signature_receipt#
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    Jul 03, 2012 11:10 PM GMT
    rcspeeder saidThere is a petition on change.org about this.

    http://www.change.org/petitions/carilion-clinic-family-is-family-don-t-kick-out-kids-from-the-pool-because-they-have-gay-dads

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    Jul 03, 2012 11:13 PM GMT
    Thank you metta8. I am not as computer literate as I would like to be. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 03, 2012 11:14 PM GMT
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    Jul 03, 2012 11:56 PM GMT
    theantijock saidtumblr_lpturfocap1qguihno1_400.jpg

    What are we seeing? I'm not familiar with that vintage pic. What is that liquid he's pouring? When and where was this, what was the follow-up story?
  • metta

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    Jul 04, 2012 12:20 AM GMT

    Virginia Lesbian Couple Claims Carilion Clinic Also Discriminated Against Them



    http://www.towleroad.com/2012/07/virginia-lesbian-couple-claims-carilion-clinic-discriminated-also-against-them.html
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    Jul 04, 2012 1:17 AM GMT
    metta8 said
    rcspeeder saidThere is a petition on change.org about this.

    http://www.change.org/petitions/carilion-clinic-family-is-family-don-t-kick-out-kids-from-the-pool-because-they-have-gay-dads


    signed. thanks for sharing
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    Jul 04, 2012 1:54 AM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    theantijock saidtumblr_lpturfocap1qguihno1_400.jpg

    What are we seeing? I'm not familiar with that vintage pic. What is that liquid he's pouring? When and where was this, what was the follow-up story?


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Augustine_Movement
    "From May until July 1964 protesters endured abuse, beatings, and verbal assaults without any retaliation. By absorbing the violence and hate instead of striking back the protesters gained national sympathy and were a key factor in passing the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

    The movement engaged in nightly marches down King Street. The protesters were met by white segregationists who violently assaulted them. Hundreds of the marchers were arrested and incarcerated. The jail was filled, so subsequent detainees were kept in an uncovered stockade in the hot sun.[5][9]

    When attempts were made to integrate the beaches of Anastasia Island, demonstrators were beaten and driven into the water by segregationists. Some of the protesters could not swim and had to be saved from possible drowning by other demonstrators. [10]

    St. Augustine was the only place in Florida where Dr. Martin Luther King was arrested, on June 11, 1964 on the steps of the Monson motel restaurant. He wrote a "Letter from the St. Augustine Jail" to his old friend, Rabbi Israel Dresner, in New Jersey, urging him to recruit rabbis to come to St. Augustine and take part in the movement. The result was the largest mass arrest of rabbis in American history on June 18, 1964 at the Monson motel.[3]

    The demonstrations came to a climax when a group of black and white protesters jumped into the swimming pool at the Monson Motor Lodge. In response to the protest the manager of the motel, James Brock, who was the president of the Florida Hotel & Motel Association, was photographed pouring acid into the pool to get the protesters out.[3] Photographs of this, and of a policeman jumping into the pool to arrest them, were broadcast around the world and became some of the most famous images of the entire civil rights movement. The motel and pool were demolished in March 2003, despite five years of protests, thus eliminating one of the nation's important landmarks of the Civil Rights Movement.[11] A Hilton Hotel was built on the site.
    "
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    Jul 04, 2012 2:02 PM GMT
    This is exactly why I moved from Va. to Colorado. They are very comfortable in their prejudices.
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    Jul 04, 2012 2:09 PM GMT
    Someone needs to burn that health club to the ground.
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    Jul 04, 2012 3:04 PM GMT
    More about Carilion Clinic that owns and operates Roanoke Athletic Club.

    Carilion Clinic maintenance worker files discrimination and racial harassment lawsuit

    http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/310691
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    Jul 04, 2012 3:33 PM GMT
    Well, I know where I'm NOT vacationing next year or ever, not that I'd ever thought about it...

    Yeah, Virginia is weird.
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    Jul 04, 2012 3:38 PM GMT
    theantijock said
    Art_Deco said
    theantijock saidtumblr_lpturfocap1qguihno1_400.jpg

    What are we seeing? I'm not familiar with that vintage pic. What is that liquid he's pouring? When and where was this, what was the follow-up story?


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Augustine_Movement
    "From May until July 1964 protesters endured abuse, beatings, and verbal assaults without any retaliation. By absorbing the violence and hate instead of striking back the protesters gained national sympathy and were a key factor in passing the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

    The movement engaged in nightly marches down King Street. The protesters were met by white segregationists who violently assaulted them. Hundreds of the marchers were arrested and incarcerated. The jail was filled, so subsequent detainees were kept in an uncovered stockade in the hot sun.[5][9]

    When attempts were made to integrate the beaches of Anastasia Island, demonstrators were beaten and driven into the water by segregationists. Some of the protesters could not swim and had to be saved from possible drowning by other demonstrators. [10]

    St. Augustine was the only place in Florida where Dr. Martin Luther King was arrested, on June 11, 1964 on the steps of the Monson motel restaurant. He wrote a "Letter from the St. Augustine Jail" to his old friend, Rabbi Israel Dresner, in New Jersey, urging him to recruit rabbis to come to St. Augustine and take part in the movement. The result was the largest mass arrest of rabbis in American history on June 18, 1964 at the Monson motel.[3]

    The demonstrations came to a climax when a group of black and white protesters jumped into the swimming pool at the Monson Motor Lodge. In response to the protest the manager of the motel, James Brock, who was the president of the Florida Hotel & Motel Association, was photographed pouring acid into the pool to get the protesters out.[3] Photographs of this, and of a policeman jumping into the pool to arrest them, were broadcast around the world and became some of the most famous images of the entire civil rights movement. The motel and pool were demolished in March 2003, despite five years of protests, thus eliminating one of the nation's important landmarks of the Civil Rights Movement.[11] A Hilton Hotel was built on the site.
    "


    Figures....it was in Florida.
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    Jul 04, 2012 3:51 PM GMT
    Iceblink saidMore about Carilion Clinic that owns and operates Roanoke Athletic Club.

    Carilion Clinic maintenance worker files discrimination and racial harassment lawsuit

    http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/310691


    I can't post it on the FB page....they blocked me.....
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    Jul 04, 2012 4:00 PM GMT
    metta8 said
    Iceblink saidMore about Carilion Clinic that owns and operates Roanoke Athletic Club.

    Carilion Clinic maintenance worker files discrimination and racial harassment lawsuit

    http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/310691


    I can't post it on the FB page....they blocked me.....



    I've also been blocked for leaving a comment on their page yesterday. The comment, along with all others from around the same time, was removed.
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    Jul 05, 2012 3:02 PM GMT
    Thanks for posting. I signed it. My conservative birth mother apparently ran across this and signed it as well - surprising me greatly.

    For those posting about Virginia, it's a "purple" state - right on the line, which is one of the reasons I moved here. Every vote counts. The southern and western portions of the state are very difficult from the DC and Tidewater areas.
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    Jul 05, 2012 9:30 PM GMT
    UPDATE:

    RAC Changes Membership Policy After Lawsuit

    "Roanoke, VA - The Roanoke Athletic Club has changed its policy after canceling a gay couple's membership.

    The club sent out a release Thursday saying they recognize many contemporary households can benefit from their facilities and say they are expanding their Family Membership into a new Household membership.

    That means the household can have a primary member and up to one additional household member that permanently lives in the house.

    Their children are also on this list.

    William Trinkle sued the club and Carilion last week, alleging breach of contract and violation of the Virginia Consumer Protection Act. He said he, his same-sex partner and their son were barred from using the facilities because they didn't meet club officials' definition of a family.

    Trinkle's lawyer said his client is pleased with the change."

    http://www.wset.com/story/18959096/rac-changes-membership-policy-after-lawsuit
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    Jul 05, 2012 10:14 PM GMT
    metta8 saidUPDATE:

    RAC Changes Membership Policy After Lawsuit

    "Roanoke, VA - The Roanoke Athletic Club has changed its policy after canceling a gay couple's membership.

    The club sent out a release Thursday saying they recognize many contemporary households can benefit from their facilities and say they are expanding their Family Membership into a new Household membership.

    That means the household can have a primary member and up to one additional household member that permanently lives in the house.

    Their children are also on this list.

    William Trinkle sued the club and Carilion last week, alleging breach of contract and violation of the Virginia Consumer Protection Act. He said he, his same-sex partner and their son were barred from using the facilities because they didn't meet club officials' definition of a family.

    Trinkle's lawyer said his client is pleased with the change."

    http://www.wset.com/story/18959096/rac-changes-membership-policy-after-lawsuit


    A story that ends with a positive result.
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    Jul 05, 2012 10:31 PM GMT
    Glad it seems to have ended well. I hope the child hasn't been affected too negatively.
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    Jul 05, 2012 10:36 PM GMT
    Virginia is for lovers, and other relatives.