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Ageist Hotels

In Youth Rights on August 18, 2012 by edwinforyouthrights

Typed by Edwin Bonilla

Hotels should never require that a person be 21 years or older to get a room unless that room has alcohol in it. If a hotel requires that a person be 21 or older and a room doesn’t have alcohol, then that is age discrimination. This discrimination based on age should not be taken lightly. Young women and young men who are 18-20 years old should be allowed to get a hotel room if they are in or above a state or territory’s age of majority law. The same should go for all countries and administrative units around the world. Young women and young who are 18-20 can definitely be responsible when it comes to staying at a hotel room; like other people. I think another reason why many hotels have an ageist minimum age requirement is to prevent “underage” drinking but that’s not an excuse. Staying at a hotel and the drinking age should be treated separately. Instead, if hotel managers are concerned about misbehavior in hotel rooms, then employees or police officers, if it’s a good idea, should be called in to stop the misbehavior. The age of majority should be more important regarding many aspects of rights and privilege and not the drinking age and not the illogical minimum age of 21 used by many businesses. I encourage all hotels to repeal ageist rules if they have them.

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