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Thai Restaurant Is Fine With Guide Dogs, Just Not Homosexual Guide Dogs

Thai Spice, the restaurant in Adelaide, Australia, that one reviewer notes has “lots of room between tables, but please clean the empty plates and glasses off the table,” has nothing wrong with blind persons bringing guide dogs into the restaurant. They even have a sign! But Nudge, a guide dog belonging to Ian Jolly, was too gay to be that close to delicious curry, and was refused entry — along with its owner. The restaurant has been forced to offer a written apology and pay US$1,400 to Jolly. In defending itself to South Australia’s Equal Opportunity Tribunal, the owners said in a statement, “The staff genuinely believed that Nudge was an ordinary pet dog which had been desexed to become a gay dog.” Better now?