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Seattle Company Refuses Business to Gay Bar

Seattle Company Refuses Business to Gay Bar


Mike Reis, a bar owner in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood, was denied service by a printing company that did not condone the "homosexual lifestyle," according to KING News.
The gay bar, Diesel, is set to open in the next few months, and the owners wanted to advertise for Seattle Gay Pride. Reis requested printing from Access Printed Media but was told to take his request elsewhere.
A part-time employee told Reis in an email, "Knowing that our printed products will be advertising and promoting the kind of lifestyle that goes against our morals is something that he can't bring himself to do." The email was referring to the owner of Access Printed Media, who wanted to identify himself only by his first name, Delaney. He added that his personal conviction was not to violate his moral code, referring to homosexuality. Later, he apologized to Reis during the KING News report.
This particular incident has caught the attention of the American Civil Liberties Union, which says turning away Reis's business violates state law.

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