Monday, May 28, 2007


Gay bar wins right to ban heterosexuals

‘A Melbourne gay bar has been granted an exemption from the Equal Opportunity Act in a landmark ruling which will allow security to refuse entry to heterosexuals.

The owners of Collingwood’s Peel Hotel, which came under fire in April for promoting a gay Anzac Day party, successfully argued to the state planning tribunal that banning heterosexuals from the club would prevent “sexually based insults and violence”. [..]

VCAT deputy president Cate McKenzie claimed that allowing straight men and women into the club would defeat the purpose of the venue.

“This would undermine or destroy the atmosphere which the company wishes to create,” McKenzie said.’

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