Started by Edward Starkie, March 31, 2015, 03:03:54 pm
Quote from: Edward Starkie on March 31, 2015, 03:03:54 pmKevin, thanks for an interesting rantatorial. You note that it is not about photography, but if I were a wedding photographer in Indianapolis I would put up a sign right now that says, "This Business Does Not Discriminate." For those who do not discriminate there are two new markets: gay weddings, and the business of people who do not want to patronize businesses that discriminate. Combined, those two groups could mean a lot of business (one year of same-sex weddings in Massachusetts was quoted a generating ±$37 million in spending). If businesses make non-discrimination declarations it will put pressure on those who do discriminate--loss of the business of both groups above. And young people, at least the ones who are my daughters age, don't seem to feel the same way as many of their elders and many are passionate about the rights of gay and transgender, and most weddings are marriages of those young people who probably do not favor discrimination and would avoid discriminatory businesses.. I think this law will backfire because of the unintended consequences brought on by cluelessness. Don't feel bad about the great state of Indiana--every state goes through periods of accelerated legislative production of unintended consequences. It even happens at the Federal level (gasp!).
Quote from: Rajan Parrikar on March 31, 2015, 05:42:51 pmKevin asks: "What I'd like to know is what religion actually would dictate a right to discriminate against anyone?"There is at least one. It has some nasty prescriptions for me, a kaffir.There was also another 'religion' (in quotes because it isn't really a religion as understood in the West) that at certain times in history discriminated against certain people deemed "untouchables."
Quote from: NancyP on March 31, 2015, 07:40:39 pmNow that businesses off-shore their low-skill labor, no nationally oriented businesses are going to want to locate in AR
Quote from: wildlightphoto on March 31, 2015, 10:34:07 pmAgree with much if not all of the above. In a few instances (displaying rainbow stickers vs. religious piety for example) the market will sort out the schmucks, but there are too many ways the market can fail especially in smaller communities.
Quote from: dzevchek on April 01, 2015, 03:05:34 amLuminous Landscape has always been about photography, not politics. Even the rants.This rantatorial has no place here.Best Regards,Don Z.
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