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Re: “After Two Employees Walked Out, Durham's Guglhupf Attempts to Extricate Itself From HB 2 Backlash

Indy, please pull the plug on this garbage! You should have done your homework ahead of time! No matter how passionate a person is about a subject, name-calling is vile, disgusting, and won't solve anything! I was born in this town many years ago. I've personally witnessed the Ku Klux Klan march at Five Points in downtown Durham and buildings firebombed in opposition. Granted, I'm not suggesting that we are at that level, but some of the last comments posted were way more than troubling! I don't have a personal agenda here and (take away the hatred that's out front) can understand a little bit from both sides. Everybody, if you have any decency, stop for a minute and look at the condition of the world we're in...people are killing each other simply because they don't agree on matters that should be personal. We're going to have a whole lot better chance of survival if we'll slow down and stop trying to run over each other. If you can't get that, it's hopeless!

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Posted by duramite on 04/10/2016 at 1:10 PM

Re: “After Two Employees Walked Out, Durham's Guglhupf Attempts to Extricate Itself From HB 2 Backlash

This is so distressing and unfortunate! You are picking on Guglhupf... a company whose owner has a long history, with one of the most inclusive (of all people without exceptions) policies I have ever seen! Of all places to use as a poster child, why Guglhupf? I don't think you have done your homework! I was the general contractor for the Guglhupf Cafe building when I built the place for them 13 years ago. The various codes that govern building design require that a building of this size and occupancy type have separate facilities for males and females. In addition, because of occupant count, more than one toilet fixture is required in each of the required bathrooms. This then mandated "stall partitions", all of which were provided for compliance prior to opening. Because of the nuance in the various codes as they exist and relate to the subject, the bathrooms cannot be made unisex. With nearly 20 years of service to our community, Ms. Cooper has the interest of 80 employees and thousands of patrons at heart. Much of what is being written about this series of events is out of context and was not the intent. Can we not use our energy to make our town a more friendly place rather than continue down the divisive path that is becoming the norm? If you are truly interested in equal rights, please consider the 80 employees and their diversity. Let's work to make change at the ballot box rather than witchhunting.

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Posted by duramite on 04/08/2016 at 1:24 AM

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