Chicago Gay Couple Ejected From Cab After Innocent Backseat Kiss

Screen Shot 2013-06-03 at 4.42.07 PMA gay couple in Chicago said they were nearly thrown out of a cab on the side of an expressway in torrential downpour after sharing what they claimed was “a peck” in the back seat. Good thing this driver doesn’t work the mean streets of New York City, because we know plenty of crafty city slickers that got away with much more than that…

While on their way home from Chicago O’Hare on Thursday night, Matt McCrea told CBS Chicago that his boyfriend Steven White “leaned over to look at something on the phone and then leaned in to kiss me.” The driver, who later told police the couple was “making sex,” claimed “it was a public mode of transportation and [they] shouldn’t kiss.”

Police arrived at the supermarket parking lot where the couple was eventually dropped off at 11:30 p.m., but there was no evidence of “sex making.” Just a prudish cab driver.

“He could have asked us to please don’t do that and handle the situation a lot differently than it was handled,” McCrea said. Although the couple plans to file a complaint with the taxi company, they seem pretty unscarred by the whole situation. The two were all smiles in the interview with CBS Chicago and even shared a “peck” in front of the news camera, a place where gay kisses are more than acceptable.

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  • 2eo

    It’s still sad that the best thing we can take from this is that they weren’t stabbed or shot.

  • Eiswirth

    How many straight couples has this asshole cabbie thrown out of his cab for kissing?

  • Mr. E. Jones

    This is what happens when Muslims take over.

  • Charli Girl

    They should’ve kissed the cabbie!!! Lol

  • yaoming

    This cab driver seems confused. If it had been his private car, he could have kiicked them out, but since he operates a public mode of transport, he should consider himself lucky if he doesn’t get sued.

  • the other Greg

    Stuff like this has happened to literally every gay guy I know in New York over the years. The difference in recent years – and it’s a great one – is that now the police take it seriously when it’s reported, AND the news media (including gay media) treat it like actual news. @Mr. E. Jones: And yeah, it helps to have a pen handy to write down the cabbie’s invariably long complicated Muslim name!

  • Tackle

    Your driving a cab for living, where you can be robbed. And during the act of robbery you can be stabbed, shot or beaten-up. And you’re so concerned with two men kissing?? Ok, ….

  • Charli Girl

    What I want to know is why haven’t they tried that with us? Women… I’ll kiss my gal where ever I damn we’ll please AND DARE A S.O.B. to open his mouth!!! And they never say a word in TEXAS no less..
    The day I worry about some bigot,that’ll be a cold day in h%#}}%

  • dvsBTM

    So damn sensitive Americans are. You wouldn’t dare kissing another guy in a South African taxi, nevermind it being just a peck…

  • whiskeyclone

    @dvsBTM: I don’t think I would even dare riding in a South African taxi PERIOD, regardless of my sexual orientation. Hell, I wouldn’t even want to travel anywhere in the country without an armed guard …and by the way, the is the US, we don’t have to put up with this kind of bullshit, enjoy living in your warzone of a country.

  • dvsBTM


    You have me laughing so hard I think I set off an alarm or something. You have a very mediocre understanding of what’s going on in my country. Do you even know where South Africa is? Well, allow me to educate you in a little history – For decades our soil hasn’t been touched by any sort of war. We are not a war ravaged country. The only thing that really scarred South Africa was Apartheid up until 1994 and it has since been abolished. You should really brush up on that. We are a developed people in a still developing country. My intention was never to insult the American people. I was merely reminding our community of the dire straits we’re up against and even though the US has a handle on dealing with homophobia, other countries have little intent on allowing homosexuals any reprieve…

  • Charli Girl

    with all due respect…IT IS A WAR ZONE if you are NOT allowed to embrace the one you love!!
    the only thing i know about S.Africa is that gorgeous creature of a woman Charize Theron!!
    but other than that,we have no desire to go there…

  • miagoodguy

    I doubt it was just a peck they gave each other and the cabbie obviously overreacted.

  • Charli Girl

    i just wonder how many str8 folks give a lil more than a “peck” and the stupid cabby is checking her out in the rear view mirror and giving an “ass” check as she walks away…hmmmmm?
    anyone know the name od the cab co?

  • balehead

    Maybe they also Media Hos looking for money???

  • stormrage

    The most important information is missing: The name of the taxi company

  • sfbeast

    interested in finding out about the result of this incident. will there be any kind of action against the driver and cab company? there should be.

  • viveutvivas

    @whiskeyclone, @Charli Girl, at least we have had legal gay marriage in South Africa for years, with equal rights in taxation, partner immigration, inheritance, etc. Our constitution expressly forbids discrimination against gays. How about you?

  • viveutvivas

    Oh and I forgot to say – South Africa has the best looking men and women in the world. In South Africa, Charlize Theron is just average. :)

  • dvsBTM

    @viveutvivas fact! So true

  • Charli Girl

    lol..ok that does it,im on my way!!!!


    Being left-handed – being black or being gay is just as natural. It is a sometimes rare occurrence to fall in Love and to hold that person in your heart and be loved in return … it is something that should be celebrated! If it is love between two guys or two girls … all the better … it takes even more courage to defend that LOVE!

  • whiskeyclone

    @viveutvivas: Oscar Pistorius IS super hot, you’re got me there. I’d love for him to unload his gun all over me.

  • itzallan

    What I would like to know is how someone can confused a kiss with “making sex.” If a kiss is having sex, there’s a whole lot of people having sex in public. That must be driving the cabbie out of his mind.

  • whiskeyclone

    @dvsBTM: dude, in your country, savage gangs of men rape babies because they think it will cure them of HIV/AIDS. I know it’s true, because I saw it on Oprah. There may not be an actual “war” going on, but it’s definitely one of the most dangerous and violent countries in the world. Do you need me to start posting stories upon stories of violent rape and murders? Have you looked at the numbers? Even if I wasn’t a geography nerd, I think the name SOUTH AFRICA is pretty self explanatory as to where I would find it on a map. You may have gay marriage but what good is that if you can’t even be gay in public without fear of being lynched? The main thing about this is, it’s a cultural thing. The taxi driver is from another country and is trying to impose his homophobic bullshit beliefs onto US citizens. He can take his ass back to Pakistan or wherever the fuck he came from if he doesn’t like it because we’re not going to tolerate that bullshit here. Not only that but I’m quite certain he’s breaking laws here in the US. Maybe we don’t have gay marriage across the country but we do have laws barring this kind of blatant discrimination.

  • mlbumiller

    The linked articale note: “CBS 2 sought comment from Sun Taxi Associates about the driver in question — to no avail.”

  • dvsBTM

    You must’ve googled the hell out of Google to present this garbage, Whiskey. I still can’t see why you’re so enraged – relax. Besides, I don’t do cyberwars or blogwars or whatever…

  • WayDifferent

    And Chicago and Skokie still have comments and concerns about Dearborn, MI.

  • whiskeyclone

    @dvsBTM: I’m not enraged, just making a point. If you’re not into arguing, stop responding. Nothing you can say will change that fact that South Africa is a dangerous place. That particular episode of Oprah aired years ago but it really stuck with me as it was about the woman that adopted the orphan raped and severely injured baby who was in fact infected by HIV after this incident. Very moving stuff. It is not the only time I have heard these kinds of stories coming out of your country.

  • Charli Girl

    Yeah,what he said!!!!

  • dvsBTM

    Like talking to a parrot…

  • sejjo

    @whiskeyclone: Do you want me to make a list of the horrible things that happen in YOUR country? And to rely on xenophobia to explain how this horrible deed could happen in your utopia is tantamount to intellectual dishonesty! I don’t believe you’re so naive as to believe that only foreigners are homophobic (or maybe you are). The US also has homegrown radical homophobes and rapists, and is perfectly capable of producing them. If you can’t even walk hand in hand at night with your same-sex partner in New York of all places, I think South Africa is the least of your worries.

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