DISCRIMINATION

Pennsylvania Pool Club Refuses To Give Lesbian Couple And Daughter Family Discount

A gay couple and their daughter have been denied a family discount at a West Manchester, Penn. swimming club.

Writes the York Daily Record:

Michelle [Gladfelter] applied for membership at the pool and later received a call from owner Russ Jacobs. Jacobs told her she and her family would be welcome to join, but the discount does not apply to them.

“We don’t recognize same-sex marriages,” Jacobs said in an interview.

The reason, he said, isn’t political; it’s economic. He wouldn’t bar Michelle and her family or any other family from joining the pool. But Jacobs says if he gives the discount to Gladfelter, he’d have to extend it to grandparents, cousins—you name it.

Um, no. You just have to give the discount to families with heterosexual and homosexual parents, that’s it. Unfortunately, this particular township of Pennsylvania doesn’t have an anti-discrimination law on the books, so what Jacobs is doing is perfectly legal.