Flip's Wine Bar and Trattoria has found itself in a new battle after its owner Gail Vines a member of the Oklahoma City School Board voted twice to fire an openly gay teacher. The teacher Mr. Joe Quigley believes he wasn't fired for being gay, but for being an advocate on behalf of gay rights and supporting students efforts to start a gay-straight alliance.
A court order has demanded an immediate reinstatement of Quigley because it believes bias was involved in his firing and the court determined he was qualified to remain a teacher. The school district has gone against the courts decision and it remains to be seen what the outcome will be.
Meanwhile gay activists are boycotting Flip's because they believe the owner has anti-gay bias.
Please respectfully let the owner know your thoughts and your decision to boycott her establishment:
Flip's Wine Bar and Trattoria
5801 N Western
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Thursday, November 19, 2009