In reality, Nudge, the dog of Ian Jolly, 57, is a guide dog. However, restaurant staff at the Thai Spice restaurant in Adelaide in May, 2009, misheard the woman with Jolly, and believed that his "guide dog" Nudge was in fact a "gay dog."
It is in fact, unclear what a "gay dog" truly is, but in a statement to South Australia's Equal Opportunity Tribunal, the owners said "The staff genuinely believed that Nudge was an ordinary pet dog which had been desexed to become a gay dog." Uh, that would be a neutered or perhaps spayed dog, one would think.
Jolly will receive a written apology and $1,400 in compensation. Ironically, the restaurant displays a "Guide Dogs Welcome" sign.