Centreville Spa Rejects LGBT Customers
According to The Fairfax Times, during Riya Suising's trip to Virginia last year for business, she went to Centerville's Spa World and was told she was not welcomed there because of her appearance. The spa management said that five spa customers had lodged complaints about her presence. In response to a Better Business Bureau investigation, Spa World representative Sang Lee responded “It is our policy not accept any kinds of abnormal sexual oriented customers to our facility such as homosexuals, or transgender(s).” In Virginia, there is no law currently protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination in public accommodation. In Suising's home state of California she would have been protected. Virginia's private businesses are within their legal right to deny service to LGBT people. As consumers, we have the power to choose where we spend our money and use these opportunities to educate. Read the full article here. Sign the petition below to tell Spa World to change their discriminatory ways.