Friday, 30 April 2010

'Gay Dog' Banned from Australian Restaurant

An Australian restaurant has been ordered to apologise and pay compensation after they barred a blind man because a waiter thought his guide dog was gay.
Ian Jolly was told he could not take his dog Nudge into Adelaide's Thai Spice after his partner, Chris Lawrence, asked if she could bring a guide dog into the restaurant.
The waiter thought that she was asking if gay dogs were allowed.
Even after showing the guide dog’s documentation they were still refused entry.
The restaurant was ordered by the Equal Opportunity Tribunal to pay Mr Jolly AU$1,500 in compensation.
The restaurant owners said “The staff genuinely believed that Nudge was an ordinary pet dog which had been de-sexed to become a gay dog.”
Now, I’m no expert on the subject of gay or dogs but, for the life of me I can’t imagine what difference it would have made whether the dog was a raging queen or not. Nor do I understand the concept of de-sexing a dog to make it gay.
But, I do know that if you try saying “Guide Dog” with an Australian accent…