Swedish Tort: Parliament Considers Charge of Discrimination for Not Inviting Two Boy to Birthday Party

In Sweden, a family has found itself reported to Parliament for its violations of anti-discrimination laws. The offense? It’s eight-year-old boy failed to invite two children to his birthday party. It is still unclear whether the “goodie bags” will raise any additional legal questions, but party counsel has been hired for the occasion.

The family was reported by the school in Lund when it learned that two boys from the class had been conspicuously omitted from the invitations. They declared the omissions to be discriminatory. Presumably, the uninvited families should be able to sue in tort and seek appropriate injunctive relief.

The boy’s father explained that one of the boys did not invite his son to his birthday and other boy has had a falling out. What I do not understand is why the decision to invite only other eight year olds is not a case of age discrimination. Obviously, this is a family of Swedish Bull Connors — all they need are some German Shepherds and fire hoses to perfect the event.

A verdict is expected in September. With appeals, the boy is expected to be able to have the party in 2018.

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10 thoughts on “Swedish Tort: Parliament Considers Charge of Discrimination for Not Inviting Two Boy to Birthday Party”

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  2. whooliebacon wrote of the Rumsfeld ‘kid’

    :..But there are also unknown unknowns—the ones we don’t (even) know we don’t know.”

    And that non-admission is as close to a non-apology any of us will
    ever get!

  3. I want to know what was in those “goody bags”! They must have been something special to cause all this commotion.

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  5. Just wait till a fat chick gets NOT hired to do the swedish bikini layout…..this is crazy….If those two other kids were little shi**, I would not invite their sorry butts either…..sounds like parliment needs to lay off the weed

  6. The BBC reported these comments from the kids not invited:

    Rumsfeld kid: “Reports that say that something hasn’t happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns — the ones we don’t know we don’t know.”

    The Bush kid: As yesterday’s positive report card shows, childrens do learn when standards are high and results are measured.”

  7. I think it would be less crazy to file a defamation suit on behalf of the German Shepherds who were harmed in the posting of this story.

  8. I must say I’m impressed. This is a prestigious award winner in the “birthday wars”. This should cost quite a bit of money and it’s already made the newspapers!

    I do feel sorry for the children who were left out and this is a tricky situation every time. I can’t imagine how to make it worse for every child involved than to take it to court. Kindness would have been the solution here.

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