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Posted by OakenCreed on 02/09/2017 at 10:36 AM

Re: “Update: Money and Mask Ban Keep Burlington 'Furry'-Free

Maybe people always seem to bring up "the racy side" as you put it, because it is an inseparable component of their identity? You don't have to like that there is an association there, but that doesn't change the fact that it exists. The difference between the fandoms that you mentioned and furries is that while some might have a sexual component to them it's not one of the primary pillars of those fandoms, unlike furdom where it is nigh inescapable. I've talked with dozens of furries, and I have yet to meet one that doesn't weave sexuality into their fursona in some way or another. Like I said before, you wouldn't want your kids getting their picture taken with a sub or a dom because their costuming is linked to their sexual identity, and it's no different for a fursuit. As far as how the money is being spent? $50 just about covers the price of a background check, so no, the CSM isn't buying coke and hookers.

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Posted by OakenCreed on 01/05/2016 at 9:09 PM

Re: “Update: Money and Mask Ban Keep Burlington 'Furry'-Free

Guys, it's not all that hard. People act like the city is singling the furries out for no reason, but that just isn't true. There is already a law on the books (mentioned in the article if you bothered to read it) against adults wearing masks in Burlington in public.
In addition, we have crazy people running around dressed like spiderman and elmo groping people in other states. What do you want to bet that the city would get it's ass sued off if something went down like that here and they didn't enforce a law that was already on the books? It's about accountability. As a business district, they can't allow masked people who haven't been vetted. It costs them money to do background checks on these folks, so all they are doing is asking the furries to pay for their own background checks. $50 per person sounds about right.
And that's not even getting into the weird sexual subculture that we all know is linked to furries. You wouldn't let fetish gear doms and subs run around church st hugging kids and taking pictures outside your business without know who they were either...

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Posted by OakenCreed on 01/05/2016 at 9:32 AM

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