August 2, 2007 2:37 PM
Judge tosses suit against 'ladies night' ads
Denver County Court has come down squarely in favor of bars being able to advertise their intent to serve cheaper drinks to women.
Ads for "Ladies Nights" don't run afoul of state civil rights laws said Judge Brian Campbell in a suit brought by Steve Homer against Westword, reports Berny Morson.
After the verdict, Homer claimed the judge "missed a great trial" and compared himself to "black people in the early part of the last century ... being cheated out of their civil rights."
Horner, who moved to Denver from Minneapolis last year, has complained to the Colorado Civil Rights Commission about bars that sell drinks at a lower price to women than men. Horner acted as his own lawyer. He told Campbell he feels "resentful, disrespected, humiliated having my civil rights ripped away" by discriminatory drink prices.
In the wake of the ruling, RockyTalk Live announces all ladies get two comments for the price of one.