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Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Jayden0606, Oct 24, 2008.
That App. looks lame and nothing like dope wars or drug wars.
Can't someone make a drugwars or dopewars App. for the iPhone or iPod Touch?
Of course they can but do you see Apple ever approving a game that involves selling drugs? I know there is at least an iPhone optimized website out there though for it and there may also be an app for jailbroken phones.
That's B.S. Apple shouldn't be able to reject an App. because it goes against company morals. eHarmoney was recently sued (and settled) because they pushed their morals in the operation of their business. They refused to allow homosexuals to use their site for finding a date. As part of the settlement, they are creating a site specifically to cater to homosexuals.
Maybe the difference is that the action would be illegal if done in real life? Even this argument fails though. There are plenty of games in which you "kill" other people in them. Last time I checked, killing someone is a worse crime than selling drugs. I'm not tempted to go kill someone because I did it on a game, so why would dopewars make someone more likely to be a drug dealer?
No need to preach to the choir...
EHarmony settled to get out of the lawsuit and take a business perspective to offer a site that caters to homosexuals. They were not ordered by the court, nor were they forced to do so. They offered it up as a settlement agreement that allowed them to make money. The fact is, if they wanted to ignore it I am pretty sure the legal argument for forcing to recognize sexual orientation as a civil right does not exist- yet.
I understand that. That's why I said they settled. I disagree with your claim that recognizing sexual orientation would not be considered a civil right. The Supreme Court has consistently denied certiorari on the issue for years, but most legal scholars would agree that it would probably be recognized as a civil right like race, ethnicity, national origin, or sex. Currently, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation receives intermediate scrutiny from the courts.
If you're curious, read Lawrence v. Texas, 539 U.S. 558 (2003). This case found a law banning sexual acts between two consenting adults of the same sex was unconstitutional.
Also, this article is a good read on the possibility that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation will receive strict scrutiny in the future
That's probably way too much information. I'm in law school and took a course on Constitutional Law, so I find this stuff fascinating.