Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Group Wins Settlement In Suit Alleging Discrimination Against Nonbelievers

The Center For Inquiry (CFI) announced yesterday that it has successfully settled a religious discrimination and breach of contract lawsuit it brought last year against a Michigan country club.  The Wyndgate Country Club of Rochester Hills, Michigan cancelled its contract for CFI to hold a dinner at the country club after the club learned that the speaker for the event was famous atheist Richard Dawkins.  The club justified the cancellation by saying "the owner does not wish to associate with certain individuals and philosophies." (See prior posting.) CFI says that this may be the first time federal and state laws barring religious discrimination in public accommodations have been successfully invoked by nonbelievers.