Thursday, January 12, 2012

CALIFORNIA: Avis Sued For Offering Discounts To Gay Groups

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A California woman has filed suit against Avis, alleging that the car rental giant violates the state's law against sexual orientation discrimination when if offers discounts to LGBT groups. Dave Rice reports at San Diego Reader:
Lynn Evenchik claims that Avis’ practice of offering discounts to members of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association and National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce constitutes a violation of California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act, which prohibits businesses from offering discounts to customers based on sexual orientation. Evenchik paid $311.36 to rent a car from Avis at San Diego International Airport for a period of one week in July of 2011.

She later learned that members of the aforementioned groups received discount codes entitling them to 20 to 25 percent off standard rental rates due to marketing agreements Avis had entered into with the organizations. “These unfair and unlawful business practices result in many consumers who are not affiliated with those organizations paying substantially higher rental rates than those made available to gay and lesbian renters,” the complaint states.
The suit calls for Avis to pay damages to anybody who rented a car since the discount offer began.

This is a great example of  self victimization.
This woman is a travel agent and should know that there are group rates for car rentals.
The offer was not given to just LGBT people but to 2 groups that happen to be LGBT orgs..
Avis gives group rates to other Orgs. but she is not bitching about that.
She is welcome to join any group including those listed above if she wants a discount. There is no discrimination except the one in her head.
It seems that there is not enough bad things to blame the Gays for so people have to make things up.
Want to bet she is a card carrying Christianist who will not be happy until we are all back in the closet.
No judge should take this case. No lawyer worth their salt should have taken the case.
This is a gross waste of the courts

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