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Mississippi City Officials Deny Woman License to Run LGBT Bar in Town (TEXT and VIDEO)


Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Mississippi, gay rights, business, ethics, society, politics, religion, law, rights, sadness, women, news )

Carrie
- 352 days ago - rawstory.com
Newton, who is openly lesbian, filed the suit on Tuesday, alleging that the city is violating her right to free speech and equal protection under the First and 14th Amendments.



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Birgit W. (144)
Tuesday October 1, 2013, 11:34 am
This is just outrageous.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Tuesday October 1, 2013, 1:17 pm
The bigger news story would have been if she got the license!
 

Kit B. (276)
Tuesday October 1, 2013, 2:26 pm

It's Mississippi, do we really expect them to lift the pall of bigotry? I don't think so. Allan is right if she had been given the license would have been the bigger surprise.
 

Carrie B. (305)
Tuesday October 1, 2013, 3:01 pm
I think you're probably right Allan.
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (273)
Tuesday October 1, 2013, 4:52 pm
O dear
 

Roger Skinner (14)
Tuesday October 1, 2013, 5:32 pm
Huh? Where on the license application does it asks what clientele the bar will be catering to and what difference does that make? Has she said she won't serve straight people? She had a license before, there seems to be no legal reason to deny her another one now. The city deserves to be sued.
 

Gloria picchetti (290)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 8:22 am
The city could have made revenue in taxes and taxes from the suppliers. The straight bars would have been straighter for them because the gays and lesbians would have been at her place.
 

Colleen L. (2)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 2:59 pm
The state will suffer. Thanks CarrieIII
 

Joanne Dixon (38)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 5:47 pm
Gloria, of course you are right, but they literally can't think.
 

Gary A L. (133)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 7:52 pm
these people have the nerve to call themselves Christians? amazing they are small minded stupid bigots plain and simple someone should tell these jackass's this is the 21st century
 

Karen Chestney (106)
Thursday October 3, 2013, 1:44 pm
Thanks for this article. Well---now---it's Mississippi !!! that about says it all.
 
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