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HomoQuotable - Christine Quinn

"I don’t believe there is any expectation of privacy as it relates to going to a club.” - openly gay New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, commenting on the privacy concerns of gay activists regarding her proposed rules that would require NYC nightclubs to videotape and electronically record the IDs of patrons. Christopher Dunn, of the New York Civil Liberties Union responds: "Many people might reasonably fear retaliation if a picture of them in a gay club were splashed across the Internet or the pages of their local paper. If the city intends to require videotaping, there must be strict privacy protections.” The new rules would only apply to the 250 NYC nightclubs that have a cabaret license, which allows for dancing. (via NY Times)

And there is it. The gay head of the NY City Council believes that attending a nightclub means surrendering your right to privacy. What's next? Personally, I couldn't give a flying fuck over the concerns of some closeted married jerk who wants to dance with the boys at Roxy. But this continuous erosion of personal liberties has got to stop somewhere. The question is, how far will we let this go?

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