Canberra: Gay group wearing ‘lesbians are women’ t-shirts are removed by police from the National Theatre bar after a transgender staff member was offended by their views

Canberra: Gay group wearing ‘lesbians are women’ t-shirts are removed by police from the National Theatre bar after a transgender staff member was offended by their views. By Leigh McManus.

‘The upshot was that the police were called to remove a bunch of sober, peaceful women, mostly lesbians for no reason other than responding to a question from a member of staff with an answer that did not align with her political beliefs, or indeed with facts, such as the fact that women don’t have penises.’ …

Natasha also explained that the member of staff initiated the conversation, and asked if any of the women had been involved in the ‘get the L out’ action at Pride the previous year. …

Natasha continued: ‘When the answer was yes, she walked off saying she didn’t want anything to do with us, or similar. …

When the women refused to leave, police were called to The National Theatre.

A video captured by one of the party shows two police officers in a standoff with a group of around a dozen women, who appeared to be politely declining to leave the premises.

Several interesting points here. In Canberra, it seems staff at a restaurant can ask the patrons about their political beliefs, and if they don’t like the answer can refuse them service — and call the police if they don’t leave. That’s lovely. Perhaps they need a sign outside saying what political views they find acceptable?

How do the trans staff at that restaurant feel about Christian bakers who refuse to bake cakes that celebrate a gay marriage?

The animosity between trans-people and lesbians over whether women can have penises seems to be quite high. How much bullying from tiny minorities will the majority accommodate? Just chill guys.

Philip:

Highly amusing – hoisted by the petard of their own muddied and muddled thinking. Next will be paedophiles complaining to police about the insensitivity of dykes.

hat-tip Philip Barton