Alvarado cafe owner likely will have to pay $5K for implying customer was gay

The Texas Supreme Court has refused to hear the appeal of a cafe owner in Alvarado, a town south of Fort Worth, who was ordered to pay a customer $5,000 for making comments that implied he was gay.

The attorney for the customer said the case was about his client being humiliated repeatedly and not a gay issue. However, the comment from the cafe owner implied he was gay, and he could only have been humiliated if being gay were something to be ashamed of.

A state district judge and appeals court both ruled in the customer’s favor. By refusing to hear the case, the Supreme Court allows the lower court’s ruling to stand. The cafe owner now must pay her customer $5,000.

So now can sue when people call us straight?

—  David Taffet