A few weeks ago the Chicago Tribune ran an interesting story about how lots of gay bars were refusing bachelorette parties. One put this sign up outside:
Until same-sex marriage is legal everywhere and same-sex couples are allowed the rights as every heterosexual couple worldwide, we simply do not think it's fair or just for a female bride-to-be to celebrate her upcoming nuptials here at Cocktail. We are entitled to an opinion, this is ours.
In another story, a former gay bar in Peoria put up the sign to the right because they're tired of people not getting a clue that queers aren't allowed (a woman recently put her hand on her girlfriend's leg and was told to cut it out).
What do you all think? Can we all get along? What borders do we need to set up? When is it OK to exclude behaviors, classes of people, individual people, or events?