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    An Australian restaurant that refused a blind man entry because a waiter thought his seeing-eye dog was "gay" has been ordered to apologise and pay compensation.


    'Gay dog' refused entry to Australian restaurant

    Ian Jolly was told he could not take guide dog Nudge into Adelaide's Thai Spice last May because a member of staff objected, The Sunday Mail reported.
    The restaurant's owners said a misunderstanding had arisen between Jolly's female companion and a waiter who understood the woman "to be saying she wanted to bring a gay dog into the restaurant".
    "The staff genuinely believed that Nudge was an ordinary pet dog which had been desexed to become a gay dog," the owners said in a statement to South Australia's Equal Opportunity Tribunal.
    The tribunal on Friday ordered the restaurant to pay Jolly 1,500 dollars (1,400 US) and offer him a written apology for discriminating against him on the grounds of disability.
    The restaurant, which displays a "guide dogs welcome" sign, refused to comment to the newspaper and was unavailable to respond on Sunday.
    Jolly told the Sunday Mail he was happy with the result.
    "I just want to be like everybody else and be able to go out for dinner, to be left alone and just enjoy a meal," he said.

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    Just one of the many perils of having an Australian accent.

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    That dog looks gay to me. Too handsome not to be gay.
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    "The staff genuinely believed that Nudge was an ordinary pet dog which had been desexed to become a gay dog," the owners said in a statement to South Australia's Equal Opportunity Tribunal.
    Then you have some of the most fucking stupid staff on the planet.
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    this is ridiculous!
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    so what if the dog WAS gay? lol
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    Do they have some sort of special doggy gaydar? That's a new one.
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    Is this real? Is MSN using The Onion as a source? Fucking ridiculous.
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    erm this shouldn't be a discrimination case. This is about a dumb waiter who misheard a lady with a bad accent.

    What boggles my imagination is how this "misunderstanding" didn't get sorted out within 30 minutes on the day. Stupidity all around.
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    Anyway, wouldn't it be obvious the owner of the dog was blind - don't get this - bunch of idiots!

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    Damn gay dogs....they're taking over!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    so what if the dog WAS gay? lol
    If I understand correctly, the problem wasn't the dog's sexuality but the fact that guide dogs are the only dogs that are allowed.

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    But the guy is BLIND. Sounds like this waiter is just a bigoted dumbass. Why would a blind person bring an "ordinary pet dog"? And what if he is a gay guide dog? What did they think he was gonna do? There's no logic in this at all.
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