Sunday, June 11, 2017

Gay Man Sues: Movie theater sued for women-only ‘Wonder Woman’ screenings

The New York Post reports:
A New York law professor has sued a theater chain for discriminating against men with women-only screenings of “Wonder Woman.”

Stephen Clark, 48, decided to sue Alamo Drafthouse after seeing a wave of complaints on the theater’s Facebook page.

“There was a vibrant argument happening on Facebook,” Clark told The Washington Post. “But when the theater responded to complaints, they were pretty snide about it and willing to mock anyone who had a complaint and that really struck me.”

The Albany Law School professor added, “There is also the fact that what they were doing is illegal.”
There's more:
Clark’s lawsuit accuses Alamo of not just discriminating against male customers – but also male employees by staffing only women.

“It’s the principle of the thing,” he said. “I’m a gay man and I’ve studied and taught gay rights for years. Our gay bars have long said that you do not exclude people because they’re gay or straight or transgender — you just can’t do that for any reason.”
It appears the movie theater chain was also discriminating against black men, a major violation of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.