No More Ladies Night in NJ

The NJ State Division of Civil Rights has ruled that “Ladies’ Night” in bars in the state is illegal.

For those of you not familiar with the concept – Ladies’ Night was a special night each week where the bar allowed women free cover charge and reduced drink prices.

This article from the Home News Tribune details the story.

Apparently, David R. Gillespie filed a complaint several years ago, stating that the promotion was illegal because it discriminates against men.

I’m a little torn on this one, because it really is discriminatory. However, the whole idea was created to draw women into the bars in the first place on slow weeknights, in order to give men a reason to be there (and to buy drinks). Mr. Gillespie has managed to shoot his entire gender in the foot on this one.

Don’t worry – the Governor (who’s fighting for his job at the moment) is against this ruling, calling it “bureaucratic nonsense”.