Alpine Summit

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Good for This Guy

Flopping Aces has a great post roundup of an ongoing issue in Ohio about a bar owner who refused to take down a sign (written in English) that says "For service, speak English." The Ohio civil rights commission decided that was discriminatory and so he needed to take the sign down.

The interesting part is, as Flopping Aces points out, that discrimination laws only apply to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or ancestry. True, states can expand on these (such as smoking or activity levels) but I highly doubt they have a law on the books saying one cannot discriminate based on language; I'm no law expert, though.

God forbid we expect people in this country to speak our language! What's this racist nation coming to?! Now where did I put my Canadian immigration papers?