Blonde Justice has a great post about Six Flags's consideration of a new policy "banning" sex offenders from their amusement parks
. In theory, I have no problem with the policy. It is a private establishment that has the right to refuse service to whomever it wants as long as it's not discriminating based on race, religion, etc. But, Blondie is right that, practically speaking, they just can't do it. I can't imagine they are seriously going to run every person who shows up to buy a ticket through the sex offender database. And, of course, the policy does absolutely nothing to the sex offenders who have never been convicted or have never registered. I agree with her that this really seems to be all about the publicity. I think it might actually backfire on them, though. I can imagine a parent of a child who was molested in the park suing them and alleging that they had relied on Six Flags's warranty that no convicted sex offenders were allowed in the park.