|S.F. officials censure gay club for bias (ironic isn't it)
||[Jun. 17th, 2005|02:03 am]
Christopher Curtis, PlanetOut Network
published Wednesday, June 15, 2005
San Francisco's Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday urging city and state agencies to take action against Badlands, a gay nightclub that a city commission determined was guilty of discriminating against African Americans.
In April, San Francisco's Human Rights Commission ruled after a 10-month investigation that Les Natali, the club's owner, required multiple forms of identification for some African-American customers, used discriminatory hiring practices and enforced a selective dress code that varied with the customer's race.
Although the Board of Supervisors cannot take punitive action against the club, it urged the city attorney, the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing and the San Francisco Entertainment Commission "to impose penalties to the fullest extent of the law to ensure accountability for discrimination."( Read more...Collapse )