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Gumdrop Girl
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http://www.opinionjournal.com/taste/?id=110002044

The bottom half has a blurb about how some small inns and B&Bs are no longer allowing unmarried couples to share rooms, going so far as to check IDs and wedding rings. I wonder what their policy on gay couples is?

What are your thoughts on this?

IMHO, while I don't agree with the policy, it's their business and they should be able to run it as they please, and if they don't like the fact that my male companion and I aren't married, I'll take my business to the Motel 6 down the road. On one hand, staying at a B&B is like being the guest of the owner and maybe ppl should be courteous towards them. But on the other, you are spending $$$ to stay there, so they should be interested in customer service.

I find the topic pertinent because my boyfriend and I have entertained the idea of going to Napa for a weekend sometime for some R&R. There are a lot of B&Bs (bed and breakfast) in the area, and I wonder if we'd be subject to such rules.

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confused333
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On one hand I can understand this, but on another I think it is kind of stupid.

I mean it is their business and they should run it how they see fit. But still I mean if you have been with your significant other for a couple years and haven't gotten married, not being able to share a room would make me mad and frustrated.

And the whole checking IDs and wedding rings? That is crazy. But I don't know.

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Beppie
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I'm with ya Gummy. The policy is annoying, heterosexist and impolite. Even if I was married, I wouldn't want any intrusive checks into my marital status. But if its a private company receiving no sort of support from the state, then there's little that can be done about it, except boycotting it.
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i think That If IM choosing To stay with that Person in a hotel Room you should Be allowed to. I dont care If its there hotel... Do they want the money? yes. Do they have to Sleep with you? no. So they should Just Mind Their Own Business.

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Hmmm... what if the B&B's were refusing service to jews or black people?

However, I suppose if I support the right of a worker to strike, I should support the right of a private business owner to refuse services on the grounds of his morals. Just as long as I keep the right to call such people by whatever words I wish. Words which shall not be recorded on this pleasent forum.


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