Avis sued because they discriminated on basis of sexual preference

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    Okay, so its a straight person, not a member of any gay groups, who didn't get a discount. Big deal.

    Isn't this just like someone getting a discount because they are a member of, say, a certain insurance company? I don't see the issue.
     
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    The Unruh Act in California prohibits discrimination on the basis of religion, sex, sexual orientation, politics, and a bunch of other things, of any kind in California, which makes this a big deal. Avis will either settle or lose.
     
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    Except no one is being "discriminated" against because they're not gay - they're being "discriminated" because they're not a member of an organization partnered with Avis.
     
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    Except that the court, which actually understands the law, disagrees.
     
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    The fact that they didn't dismiss the case outright doesn't mean that they've decided in favor of the plaintiff.

    Am I being "discriminated" against because an airline doesn't let me fly for free, like it does for Medal of Honor recipients?
     
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    I agree.

    It would be one thing if they simply gave gay people a better price, however that's not what they are doing. I rent a car, I don't get the AARP discount because I'm not an AARP member, that doesn't mean I'm being discrimnated agaisnt.
     
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    If this woman had been a member of the Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce - and straight - would she have gotten the discount?
     
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    The reason they did not dismiss the case is that the actions of Avis amounts to discrimination under California law. That point was actually brought out in the blog I linked to, which you obviously did not read, thus proving me right in the statement I made in the OP about people not reading the link before they replied.
     
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    Another person that did not read the OP link. In order for that argument to stand up under California law membership in those groups would have to be open to non LGBT people.

    Let me make it easier for you since clicking on a link is too hard.

     

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