Montreal

Gay bar settles human rights complaint with woman

A Montreal gay bar that caters to male clients has settled a discrimination complaint from a woman who was thrown out of the premises.

A Montreal gay bar that caters to male clients has settled a discrimination complaint with a woman who was thrown out of the premises.

Bar Le Stud and Audrey Vachon, the 21-year-old woman who launched the complaint, agreed to keep the terms of the settlement confidential, Canadian Press reported Tuesday.

Quebec's human rights commission says businesses have the right to attract a particular clientele but not to discriminate by excluding other customers.

Vachon sat down at the bar with her father for an afternoon beer a year ago when staff told them women were not allowed in the establishment.

Le Stud owner Michel Gadoury said at the time women had been banned most nights since the bar opened 11 years ago.

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