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  •  There's nothing that guarantees (3+ / 0-)
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    Mets102, Cassandra Waites, askew

    a business can get any sort of permit, if they don't meet community standards. There's a reason that you don't find adult bookshops in every neighborhood, for example. If a company proudly wears its discrimination on its sleeve, don't be surprised if a community decides that they're not welcome.

    San Francisco has a very tight permit policy against any sort of chain business; even businesses like Trader Joe's and Whole Foods have had to fight and argue that they're not your "average" chain. SF is probably the most pro-local business large city in California.

    "If we ever needed to vote we sure do need to vote now" -- Rev. William Barber, NAACP

    by Cali Scribe on Fri Jul 27, 2012 at 11:15:19 AM PDT

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    •  And you are correct on the "community standards" (0+ / 0-)

      part, however, there's a big difference between the two. In my city of Sandy Springs, GA, we did not want any adult bookstores in our area because they are known for attracting the criminal element.

      As for CFA, the president's view is not expressed in the resturants. My youngest son used to work for them and I've seen their employee manual and they use the same anti-discrimination wording like many big corporations.

      My family goes to CFA all the time and we see just as many gays working behind the counter as we see them eating there.

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