Eastern Woo Leads to Discrimination Too

Eastern Woo Leads to Discrimination Too September 21, 2012

Apparently it isn’t just the Abrahamic religions that lead their adherents to demand discrimination against gay people. A lawsuit filed against an Asian restaurant in New York City alleges that the business refused to host a wedding reception for a gay couple because it was bad for the restaurant’s feng shui.

They decided to have a rehearsal dinner at Amber Village, and also have their big day catered by the Asian fusion joint at Sixth Ave. and 10th St.

On March 23, Greene met with manager Tommy Ho to plan a rehearsal dinner for 40 and reception food for 200 guests, court papers say. Ho took a $750 deposit for the dinner, charging it to Greene’s American Express card.

Exactly a week later, Ho called to say the event might have to be moved to to Amber, a sister restaurant on Christopher St. — a short stroll from the birthplace of the gay pride movement.

The couple contends that later that same day, a senior manager of Amber Village — a man identified only as Mr. Fong — summoned Ho.

“Fong was visibly angry and told Ho that he didn’t want any ‘gay parties’ at Amber Village,” the suit charges.

“Fong instructed Ho to ‘make an excuse’ and tell Greene that his rehearsal dinner could not take place at Amber Village and that his wedding could not be catered by them either.

“Fong also told Ho that it’s ‘very bad’ for Amber Village to book ‘gay parties’ and that big groups of ‘gay partyers’ are especially bad for feng shui.”

Insert your own joke about interior decorating here.

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