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No Kissing Zone: 10 Gay Couples Refused Service For Showing PDA

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Last week we shared with you the story of Matt McCrea and Steven White (above), a couple kicked out of the back of a cab after sharing an innocent “peck.” When asked why he ejected the couple, the cantankerous cabbie claimed they were “making sex.” The police found no evidence to suggest that, relegating the driver’s comments to the Lame Excuse Hall of Fame. Unfortunately, this kind of thing happens all the time, even in metropolitan centers like Chicago where Steven and Matt were dropped by their discriminatory driver. It’s little stories like this that remind us how far we’ve come in the struggle for equality and how much further we still have to go.  Here, a rap sheet of same-sex couples denied service or just plain discriminated against for doing what heterosexual couples take for granted everyday.

Hunker down and pucker up ’cause we’re staging a kiss-in for these couples kicked out for kissing.

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By:           Les Fabian Brathwaite
On:           Jun 11, 2013
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  • 16 Comments
    • John
    • Ron Jackson
      Ron Jackson

      “making sex” ? Who talks like that?

      Jun 11, 2013 at 12:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charles175
      Charles175

      Recording of video footage of this kind of shit and posting it is a good way to show the reality of these things. Those that do these things under the cover of darkness scatter like roaches when illuminated.

      Jun 11, 2013 at 1:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charles175
      Charles175

      Recording of video footage of this kind of shit and posting it is a good way to show the reality of these things to the rest of the World. Those that do these things under the cover of darkness scatter like roaches when illuminated.

      Jun 11, 2013 at 1:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daniel-Reader
      Daniel-Reader

      Gay, bi or straight, there are people who aer miserable who don’t like seeing other people happy and in love. It is sad that people cannot be happy for other people. There is enough misery and violence in the world without attacking folks who are being affectionate. Too many people are raised to feel guilty or ashamed to show affection in public.

      Jun 11, 2013 at 3:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dancer
      Dancer

      I agree with all of the above.
      And, to Ron Jackson, I have heard some people whose primary language is Spanish say “making sex” and “having love” instead of “having sex” and “making love.” It of course sounds odd to us, but when you think about it, who’s to say which is right and wrong. English is a very screwed up language.

      Jun 11, 2013 at 4:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gordon
      Gordon

      “Making sex!” Sound like a foreign speaker to me! So poll the cabbies in NYC and that should tell you!

      Jun 11, 2013 at 4:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MrEguy
      MrEguy

      I want for to making sex in cab, please for me.

      Jun 11, 2013 at 5:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Derek Williams
      Derek Williams

      Now they would be perfectly ok with PDA if A=Aggression

      That’s how fucked up this is.

      Jun 11, 2013 at 5:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • erasure25
      erasure25

      Its always, “but we don’t allow heteros to do this either.” Its frightening how easily lies come from these peoples’ mouths.

      Jun 11, 2013 at 6:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rimbutt
      rimbutt

      First off: What is a “PDA”???? These gazillions of acronyms vex the heck out of me, particularly if it’s assumed that I’d “naturally” understand them.

      To the subject at hand – this is outrageous and proves that the broad population is far from ready to accept the gay lifestyle as a way of life.
      Reason being – too much hate and bias spread through media, too much indifference to incidents like this and not enough info to convince the broad grassroots that it’s ok to be different.
      And sofar the American Way of Life is actively attacking differences, wherever they occur, such as race, religion, gender, colour, language/accents, dress-codes even, and more.

      What’s different is unknown, what’s unknown is cause for fear, which leads to hostile attitudes and outright attacks.
      Educate the grassroots, that it’s ok to be different, and the first step towards tolerance will be done…

      Jun 11, 2013 at 7:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dywane
      Dywane

      everyone of these companies should be sued for discrimination because if each one of the couples had been heterosexual couples none of this would have happened they should do a sting and show how the differences between the way straight and gay couples are treated in the same situations I hate to be talking about litigation so easily but this is discrimination pure nad simple

      Jun 11, 2013 at 9:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dywane
      Dywane

      everyone of these companies should be sued for discrimination because if each one of the couples had been heterosexual couples none of this would have happened they should do a sting and show how the differences between the way straight and gay couples are treated in the same situations I hate to be talking about litigation so easily but this is discrimination pure and simple

      Jun 11, 2013 at 9:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hank Taylor
      Hank Taylor

      I had a similar experience in a cab in Perth, Western Australia. The cab driver was a “new” Australian seemingly from an oppressed country, he hurled abuse at my then BF and I, and demanded we get out on a busy freeway! As I got out I regrettably hurled a mouthful of abuse and kicked his car he then tried to run me down! It was pretty full on. On the flip side I’ve had another cabbie offer me a free ride for a BJ! That was awkward lol
      (I declined his offer)

      Jun 11, 2013 at 10:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dbmyers
      dbmyers

      @rimbutt: Since nobody else has bothered to answer your question, I will. PDA means “public displays of affection”.

      As to “Educate the grassroots, that it’s ok to be different, and the first step towards tolerance will be done…”, this is already being done in the grade schools and the high schools. Tolerance is being taught along with anti-bullying (for any reason) campaigns and we are already seeing change in the attitudes of younger people in the direction of inclusiveness and treating everyone equally. I think the campaign for equal marriage has had more impact that we might have thought it would, because it has brought the issues of equality under the law and universal human rights into the public discussion in both the schools and in the general communities. President Obama single handedly challenged the black community in general and the black Christian churches in particular to adjust their attitudes towards equal marriage, and, for the most part, they have responded positively.

      Jun 12, 2013 at 2:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BlogShag
      BlogShag

      Since when does kissing someone equate to sexual activity?

      Jun 15, 2013 at 6:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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