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Matt Collins
06-16-2010, 10:21 AM
"Ladies’ night" bar specials are illegal in Minnesota. They are unfair gender discrimination, according to the Minnesota Department of Human Rights.


SOURCE:
http://www.openmarket.org/2010/06/15/regulation-of-the-day-142-ladies’-night


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JeNNiF00F00
06-16-2010, 10:22 AM
lolz wow

MelissaWV
06-16-2010, 10:29 AM
Remember when people said that laws imposed on businesses were for the greater good, and that's why owners couldn't be trusted to install their own policies?

Yeah.

Here we are.

Are you happy now?

You can't have ladies' night because the pricing is unfair, etc.. Give me a damned break, seriously. Hey, Government! Those bars also discriminate against the underaged. If you're going to be such a champion for equality, please start admitting at least those over 18 to go in and drink if they want.

dannno
06-16-2010, 10:29 AM
Is the song illegal too :confused:

MelissaWV
06-16-2010, 10:40 AM
Is the song illegal too :confused:

If it is, then it should also be illegal to simply be "Rainin' Men."

Live_Free_Or_Die
06-16-2010, 10:48 AM
Are you happy now?

Yup, I am happy now. It's about damned time anti-discrimination caught up with this atrocious discriminatory practice at public places of business. Next I want to see porn or escort job ads that discriminate against men by only considering women be eliminated. I also want to see all dating services that provide free or discounted services to woman eliminated. While we are at it we can eliminate cocktail waitress or bartender jobs that only advertise for women.

Americans being forced to live under the government rules they advocate for is long overdue.

roho76
06-16-2010, 10:50 AM
"Ladies’ night" bar specials are illegal in Minnesota. They are unfair gender discrimination, according to the Minnesota Department of Human Rights.


SOURCE:
http://www.openmarket.org/2010/06/15/regulation-of-the-day-142-ladies’-night


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Please refrain from using the terms "Ladies", "Men", "Women", or "Girl". It is gender inequality you sexist. Also please wait in line to have your genitalia cut off or filled with epoxy. Stop touching each other and go get a marriage license for government approved fornication in a controlled environment. :mad::mad::mad:

tangent4ronpaul
06-16-2010, 10:59 AM
"Ladies’ night" bar specials are illegal in Minnesota. They are unfair gender discrimination, according to the Minnesota Department of Human Rights.


SOURCE:
http://www.openmarket.org/2010/06/15/regulation-of-the-day-142-ladies’-night


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So much more efficient at keeping the population down than putting steralants in the water. This is probably an Obama admin test project... :rolleyes:

-t

Elwar
06-16-2010, 11:02 AM
Finally!!!

Natalie
06-16-2010, 11:02 AM
Women have to pay for drinks? This is news to me.

Totally kidding

Stary Hickory
06-16-2010, 11:02 AM
Can you say sausage party?

TheState
06-16-2010, 11:03 AM
Hey, if the CRA makes discriminating on race illegal, then it makes sense discriminating on sex and age will be illegal too.

Say good-bye to senior citizen discounts and kids-eat-free promotions! hah

Anti Federalist
06-16-2010, 11:05 AM
Is the song illegal too :confused:


Not yet, apparently.

Just another day in the land of the free...

YouTube - Kool And The Gang - Ladies' Night (1979) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1oU9_hy3mA)

roho76
06-16-2010, 11:06 AM
My buddy just made a good point. He said only jealous gay dudes and drunks could be responsible for this and I'm sure there is probably tones of drunks and closet homosexuals on the Minnesota state legislature.

Paulitical Correctness
06-16-2010, 11:12 AM
Women shouldn't drink anyway.

tangent4ronpaul
06-16-2010, 11:14 AM
Women have to pay for drinks? This is news to me.

Totally kidding

They don't all look as hot as you do...

-t

Ninja Homer
06-16-2010, 11:16 AM
More info here: http://www.startribune.com/local/96108304.html

Minnesota has all kinds of stupid alcohol laws. Bars can only be open until 1 am (or is it 2 now... can't remember). Alcohol can only be sold in liquor stores from 10 am to 10 pm, and never on Sundays. The highest alcohol percentage sold in grocery stores or gas stations is 3.2%. The highest proof alcohol you can get is something like 167 (can't get the good Everclear that doubles as a fuel). Of course all bars are non-smoking now. I'm sure there's more.

RM918
06-16-2010, 11:21 AM
Much as I like to see feminism blowing up in peoples' faces, the whole thing is stupid.

Natalie
06-16-2010, 11:24 AM
My buddy just made a good point. He said only jealous gay dudes and drunks could be responsible for this and I'm sure there is probably tones of drunks and closet homosexuals on the Minnesota state legislature.

Yeah, it's stupid. Ladies nights benefit men too. More women go to the bar which means more chances for guys to get laid. ;)

Ninja Homer
06-16-2010, 11:34 AM
I'm sure complaints were made by drunk guys that wanted to get the same specials as the ladies. Their intention probably wasn't to get ladies' night banned, but to get their drink on cheaper.

HOLLYWOOD
06-16-2010, 11:34 AM
Minnesota has a "Department if Human Rights"? R U frigin kidding me?

What about Midget Tossing night?

Zippyjuan
06-16-2010, 11:36 AM
Slow pokes. Colorado ended them in the 1970's.

Jeremy
06-16-2010, 11:37 AM
At least they don't give one group more rights than another.

Jeremy
06-16-2010, 11:39 AM
My buddy just made a good point. He said only jealous gay dudes and drunks could be responsible for this and I'm sure there is probably tones of drunks and closet homosexuals on the Minnesota state legislature.

Blame the gays!

John Taylor
06-16-2010, 11:53 AM
Yeah, it's stupid. Ladies nights benefit men too. More women go to the bar which means more chances for guys to get laid. ;)

No, men are not necessarily benefited in the long run, they are discriminated against through cover charges and at the bar, simply because of their gender (I'm not saying it should be illegal to discriminate on one's own property in such a manner)... Last week in Vegas I took a couple Canadian girls I'd met outside of Caesar's Palace into some club, and they let the two of them in free, but charged me $35.00... now granted, they did manage to smooze our way into a VIP area where we ended up drinking from a massive bottle of champagne... but you get the point. Back in my bouncing/bartending days in Scottsdale, I was adamant that when we were charging a cover, any girl who demonstrated even an atom of entitlement to enter without charge would have to pay full cover.

Jordan
06-16-2010, 11:59 AM
Funny thing is, Ladies night probably brings in more men than women.


One question, though, since gays were noted earlier in the discussion. How do promotions like this work in a gay bar? Bottoms or Tops night? Catchers and Pitcher's Night?

Promontorium
06-16-2010, 12:16 PM
California has alot of those alcohol laws too. The %cap so grain alcohol is illegal, a midnight cap on selling alcohol in grocery stores, and worst of all, 2am closing on all bars.

I once went to a club in Hong Kong that was so packed with hot Filipino servant girls, when the doormen saw me and my friend coming, they begged us to come in and the $30 cover was waived. Then we danced and made out with lots of chicks. Experiencing how good women have it, really has made me all the more misogynistic.

FrankRep
06-16-2010, 12:20 PM
"Ladies’ night" bar specials are illegal in Minnesota. They are unfair gender discrimination, according to the Minnesota Department of Human Rights.


SOURCE:
http://www.openmarket.org/2010/06/15/regulation-of-the-day-142-ladies’-night


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Equality! Woohoo!

:rolleyes:

Natalie
06-16-2010, 12:23 PM
No, men are not necessarily benefited in the long run, they are discriminated against through cover charges and at the bar, simply because of their gender (I'm not saying it should be illegal to discriminate on one's own property in such a manner)... Last week in Vegas I took a couple Canadian girls I'd met outside of Caesar's Palace into some club, and they let the two of them in free, but charged me $35.00... now granted, they did manage to smooze our way into a VIP area where we ended up drinking from a massive bottle of champagne... but you get the point. Back in my bouncing/bartending days in Scottsdale, I was adamant that when we were charging a cover, any girl who demonstrated even an atom of entitlement to enter without charge would have to pay full cover.

That sucks. But they are a business after all, and probably have just figured out what makes them the most money. Would you still have wanted to go to the club if it was a total sausagefest? If a club is charging $5 per person (both men and women) to get in and there is another club where ladies get in free and men have to pay $10, more women will probably be at the second place. So more men who want to pick up women will go there too. The club makes more money, everyone benefits!

Matt Collins
06-16-2010, 12:51 PM
Women have to pay for drinks? This is news to me.
Good point. Last time you hung out with me you weren't paying for your drinks :p


(do I need to post the pic?)
;)

dannno
06-16-2010, 12:53 PM
I once went to a club in Hong Kong that was so packed with hot Filipino servant girls, when the doormen saw me and my friend coming, they begged us to come in and the $30 cover was waived. Then we danced and made out with lots of chicks. Experiencing how good women have it, really has made me all the more misogynistic.

That.....is some fantasy....

dannno
06-16-2010, 12:55 PM
That sucks. But they are a business after all, and probably have just figured out what makes them the most money. Would you still have wanted to go to the club if it was a total sausagefest? If a club is charging $5 per person (both men and women) to get in and there is another club where ladies get in free and men have to pay $10, more women will probably be at the second place. So more men who want to pick up women will go there too. The club makes more money, everyone benefits!

I am not quite certain why you have such a better understanding of this than some of the guys here.. but whatevs :confused: (not that you shouldn't have the understanding, it's a pretty simple concept, but it's a concept that comes inherently understood by most guys)

John Taylor
06-16-2010, 01:05 PM
That sucks. But they are a business after all, and probably have just figured out what makes them the most money. Would you still have wanted to go to the club if it was a total sausagefest? If a club is charging $5 per person (both men and women) to get in and there is another club where ladies get in free and men have to pay $10, more women will probably be at the second place. So more men who want to pick up women will go there too. The club makes more money, everyone benefits!

True, unless you had already sealed the deal for the ultimate festivities of the evening out in front of Caesar's Palace and were merely trying to go hang out and have a good time until 2 or 3... :)

TheBlackPeterSchiff
06-16-2010, 01:18 PM
Ridiculous. :mad:

angelatc
06-16-2010, 01:20 PM
Women have to pay for drinks? This is news to me.

Totally kidding

LOL! Maybe they could offer specials for everybody wearing skirts.

Matt Collins
06-16-2010, 01:25 PM
What about banning senior discounts?

Live_Free_Or_Die
06-16-2010, 01:48 PM
Since MN is on an equality roll maybe they will consider putting some dating statues on the books. All dating expenses before union should be a 50/50 split subject to criminal penalties.

MelissaWV
06-16-2010, 01:57 PM
Since MN is on an equality roll maybe they will consider putting some dating statues on the books. All dating expenses before union should be a 50/50 split subject to criminal penalties.

I've always been more of a fan of whoever does the asking should either pay, or bring up the subject of splitting the bill ahead of time. The notion that guys or gals are going to have enough money on the spur of the moment to cover 50/50 is silly. The idea is that the person asking wants the pleasure of your company, with no need for you to pay for things while you're there.

I do a lot of asking. I do a lot of paying. I wouldn't have it any other way.

Ninja Homer
06-16-2010, 01:57 PM
Since MN is on an equality roll maybe they will consider putting some dating statues on the books. All dating expenses before union should be a 50/50 split subject to criminal penalties.

Don't even joke about that, or before you know it dating expenses in MN will be tax subsidized.

Live_Free_Or_Die
06-16-2010, 02:06 PM
I've always been more of a fan of whoever does the asking should either pay, or bring up the subject of splitting the bill ahead of time. The notion that guys or gals are going to have enough money on the spur of the moment to cover 50/50 is silly. The idea is that the person asking wants the pleasure of your company, with no need for you to pay for things while you're there.

I do a lot of asking. I do a lot of paying. I wouldn't have it any other way.

According the laws of government equality I guess people ought not date if they can't pay half or they might get a ticket. :)

Tend yer biscuits.
06-16-2010, 02:34 PM
Undercover videos exposing senior discounts would be hilarious.

"15% off for being old! Are you kidding me? That's discrimination! Do you know that's discrimination?"

To bad the ACORN pimp is in jail.

Matt Collins
07-28-2010, 12:40 PM
YouTube - Ladies Night Controversy in Minnesota (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux0grhXeGms&feature=player_embedded#)!

Imaginos
07-28-2010, 12:47 PM
Women have to pay for drinks? This is news to me.

Totally kidding
No, that's not a joke in L.A.
In L.A. no woman pays for her drink.
This city is full of dumb bastards trying to get laid 24/7.
LOL

WaltM
07-28-2010, 12:48 PM
so basically its illegal to charge differently for men vs women? or just on certain days?

tropicangela
07-28-2010, 12:55 PM
What's next? Kids can't eat free?

Zippyjuan
07-28-2010, 01:00 PM
When they banned Ladies Nights in Colorado some bars tried "Skirt Night". Drink specials for anybody wearing a skirt- man or woman. Some guys did go in in skirts but it died off fairly quickly.

Question- do they still have any "Hump Day" (Wednesday) promotions? Or was that determined to be discriminatory to people with good posture?

WaltM
07-28-2010, 01:01 PM
When they banned Ladies Nights in Colorado some bars tried "Skirt Night". Drink specials for anybody wearing a skirt- man or woman. Some guys did go in in skirts but it died off fairly quickly.

sounds fun

speciallyblend
07-28-2010, 01:16 PM
i want some f'in free drinks,but ladies i perfer some good ganja:)

Matt Collins
09-08-2010, 11:36 AM
Looks like it's going to court:
http://www.openmarket.org/2010/09/08/regulation-of-the-day-update-ladies’-night-bar-specials/

surf
09-08-2010, 11:53 AM
i want some f'in free drinks,but ladies i prefer some good ganja:)

this

wizardwatson
09-08-2010, 12:21 PM
How far are we from when saying "All men are pigs" becomes a hate crime?

low preference guy
09-08-2010, 12:22 PM
How far are we from when saying "All men are pigs" becomes a hate crime?

That'll never be a crime.

low preference guy
09-08-2010, 12:22 PM
this was overturned a few days ago. ladies night is legal again.

peter.reed
09-08-2010, 03:06 PM
this was overturned a few days ago. ladies night is legal again.

Thank Goodness, haha.

oyarde
09-08-2010, 03:08 PM
"Ladies’ night" bar specials are illegal in Minnesota. They are unfair gender discrimination, according to the Minnesota Department of Human Rights.


SOURCE:
http://www.openmarket.org/2010/06/15/regulation-of-the-day-142-ladies’-night


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" Minnesota Department of Human Rights " What is that ?

Natalie
09-08-2010, 03:11 PM
this was overturned a few days ago. ladies night is legal again.

Phew! ;):rolleyes:

I've never been both old enough to go to a bar and single at the same time, so I have never been to a ladies night. But if I was single, I would probably go.

oyarde
09-08-2010, 03:15 PM
What's next? Kids can't eat free?

That could become illegal when they figure out there is a loss of tax revenue .