Providence, RI: Court throws out firefighters’ lawsuits over driving truck at gay pride

  • metta

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    Dec 29, 2014 7:24 PM GMT
    Court throws out firefighters’ lawsuits over driving truck at gay pride

    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2014/12/court-throws-out-firefighters-lawsuits-over-driving-truck-at-gay-pride/
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    Dec 29, 2014 7:55 PM GMT
    Wonderful! Homophobes everywhere will be distraught. Including not a few on this site.

    I look forward to their squeals of protest. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 29, 2014 8:34 PM GMT
    I'm kinda ambivalent on that. What if someone were required to take part in a religious ceremony? I guess the issue is whether it's a normal part of your job - e.g. crowd control or serving food - or taking an active part in the ceremony.
  • metta

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    Dec 29, 2014 8:41 PM GMT
    ^
    I think it falls under community relations. In some of the community events that our social committee plans, we sometimes invite the fire department and police department. They always come. They consider it part of their job. We used to have them deliver santa until we started using the horse drawn carriage. I still want to bring santa in by a hot air balloon but we have not figured out a safe way to do that, being that we live in a canyon with strange wind patterns.
  • HottJoe

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    Dec 29, 2014 8:47 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidI'm kinda ambivalent on that. What if someone were required to take part in a religious ceremony? I guess the issue is whether it's a normal part of your job - e.g. crowd control or serving food - or taking an active part in the ceremony.

    But what if there was a fire?icon_confused.gif