What happens in Vegas is not going to stay in Vegas. Not if it involves Steve Horner. The anti-ladies night crusader who was giving Denver bars fits a few years ago has now taken his crusade to Sin City, where he's been fighting the ladies-only offers at big casino pool parties. A law taking effect October 1 will officially protect those promotions, so Horner is looking at another target: kid's deals.
That's right: Horner, who's already made an almost-career of appearing at bars and asking for the same deal offered women -- the Las Vegas Sun wrote about that last Friday -- is now going to try the same tactic at places that offer bargain prices for kids. Watch out, Chuck E Cheese!
Read all about it in Horner's latest missive:
Yes, I did "attempt" to enter each pool party in person, and in each case I had my tape recorder rolling (mike in hat). When the doorperson told me the disparity in price, I followed the suggestions of the State's civil-rights director and asked:"So, can I get in for the price of a woman?" In all cases the answer was "no," usually followed by them chuckling at my "stupidity."
I then filed each of my six cases with the Department and am waiting for their next move.
Obviously, I think their law is totally unconstitutional. I mean, after all, where are my "equal protection under the law" rights? When I visited with one of the sponsors of the bill, he told me he didn't even realize the amendment for allowing gender-pricing was in the bill. I truly believe there is a chance there was money exchanged to Senator Sheila Leslie and the Nevada Resort Association for shoving the bill through. Most of the "white-hat" legislators signed onto the bill because it was promoted as an equal-rights bill for transgenders. I don't think even the governor knew of the exemption for promotions.
So, I'm filing charges right and left, and asking $2,000 damages in each case between now and October 1, when the bill goes into effect. If, by that time, I can't find a sponsor to repeal the bill, then I'll find myself discriminated against again and see if I can find a lawyer to file a constitutional-rights-violation against the State. Meanwhile, I'll file sexual-orientation violations as will be permitted with the new bill.
After all, Patty, I can be a woman for a day, and who's to say I'm not (that's how pathetically stupid it is to write in particular rights for those who already have their constitutional rights).
Also, in Nevada "age" is a protected-class, as is gender, religion,etc. So all those members of the Nevada Resort Association will be on my hit list when I try to secure children's prices at their restaurants and find myself discriminated against for my age.
So, I'm having a ball stirring up the dust while standing tall for my civil rights, and hope the civil-rights people press the defendants for a few bucks for me.
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Want to know more? You can contact Horner at www.stevehornerbooks.com, where you can also order his latest book, The Unusual Frank White. Here's how the site describes it:
This novel is about the evils of government control and the inevitable resentment and violence it gives rise to. Compare as a contemporary version to Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged."
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