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JetBlue completed a social experiment in which they offered a free flight to a plane load of folks, the catch was that ALL of them had to agree on the destination.
Costa Rica was the destination that was chosen; but this started to get me thinking about the feasibility or even the safety issues should the chosen destination be one that is not LGBT friendly or even a destination where homosexuality is illegal.
Costa Rica has been in the news over the past years with advances and setback when it comes to LGBT equality. While same-sex union recognition has gone back and forth; there is no official protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
What would YOU have done had the destination been somewhere that is hostile towards homosexuals?
I have to still think what I would do. Would I not vote and force the group to assess their decision? Would I just go with the majority and not take the free flight should it be a hostile destination?
I reached out to jetBlue on 2 occasions and they failed to respond. Perhaps they deem my query or the issue pointless?
While I was working on this post; and then had to take a break to deal with the crazy server issues, this post came out by HuffPo that states that 61% of LGBTQ people would not travel to a destination where it is illegal to be gay.
I am really surprised that 39% would; but then again we have seen, just recently, that not all people seem to think this is an important issue. Not sure how else to interpret it.
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