Restaurant Kicks Out Lesbian Couple for Perfectly Good Reason

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lips kissingA restaurant in Phoenix is drawing ire from residents after one of its managers allegedly asked a lesbian couple celebrating their anniversary to leave after they hugged and kissed because they were making other diners "uncomfortable." I probably don't have to tell you why people are so outraged, but I will: They think the couple was asked to leave because they were homosexual, and had they been heterosexual, they would have been treated differently.

Obviously, no one should EVER be discriminated against because of their sexual orientation, and if this is, in fact, what happened at the restaurant, then its employees have some serious issues to work out and apologize for (and it sounds like they are investigating the incident).

But I do have one comment to make about PDA regardless of whether it's happening between two men or two women or a man and woman: It's gross and does not belong in restaurants. Period!

Seriously, people, I'm not sure why there is any confusion, but restaurants are for eating! Not for loudly running your mouth on your cellphone, not for being a drunk a-hole with your fellow drunk friends, and not for sucking face in dark corners with your significant other -- but EATING, plain and simple.

Just last weekend I was dining out at a restaurant and there was a couple practically dry humping on a couch in the middle of the room. (I couldn't tell their gender nor did I really care.) Now, I am generally someone who minds her own business; but this couple was so distracting and disruptive -- and not in a good way. I was an innocent bystander simply there to consume delicious food and maybe a cocktail or two. Why did I have to see that?

Now, it would be misleading to insinuate that this couple in Phoenix were "sucking face." They maintain they simply hugged for about 60 seconds and then quickly kissed. Sounds pretty tame to me. Still, I can understand if other diners thought they saw more and felt uncomfortable. Maybe kicking them out is a little extreme, but to ask heterosexual and homosexual couples to tone down the PDA during dinner? Yeah, I think that's appropriate.

Do you like to watch PDA while you eat?


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Lulu425 Lulu425

I 100% think it's because they were lesbians.

My wife and I are gay, and we get dirty looks all the time for things heterosexual couples do, including holding hands on the subway or kissing at dinner.

RaeAn... RaeAnne.USAF's their anniversary dinner. Whats the big deal about a hug and a quick kiss?

paren... parentalrights1

I will hug and give my husband a kiss in public and I dare you to say shit about it :)

Celia... Celiacelia

For reals? If you dont like people showing their affection for each other you must either be unhappy cause that is bogus

nonmember avatar Kristi

You really don't see the difference between a 60 second hug and a chaste kiss and dry humping each other in public? Sounds like the author has their own bigotry and stop trying to excuse such hatred in others....

spark... sparklyvamp

Heres the thing.. No one ever bitches about a heterosexual couple showing some pda and you never hear about a heterosexual couple being kicked out of a public place for making people "uncomfortable". I think its BS.

buffa... buffalove23

I call a huge bulls**t. It's because they were gay and I hope they sue the restaurant for everything. If it was a hetro couple this would have never came up.

mande... manderspanders

I'm sorry this writer has problems with PDA... I'll hug, hold hands with, and kiss my husband in public. I'd expect 2 people in love (of any gender) to express themselves accordingly. I generally think that people who have a problem with this can kiss my a$$ and are probably just jealous. If you don't like it don't look. Love is meant to be shared, not bottled up because someone else thinks that expressing it is icky.

white... whitebreads

There is nothing wrong with hugging and kissing your significant other in public. If you don't like it don't look at it.

If people can bring their whiney misbehaved children out to dinner and lactating moms can whip out their boobs to feed on demand then I can damn well kiss my husband. People really need to remove the stick from their asses.

nonmember avatar JustMe

But the fact remains they didn't "Ask them to tone it down" (according to the info here) they asked them to LEAVE, as in "you're not welcome here". Sure, I can agree with you on keeping PDA to a minimum, but we don't know if they were being kissy-face or "sucking face", KWIM? I believe each business has to decide what level of scrutiny and type clientele they want. I'm not saying anyone should have to do business with anyone else, but I guess I just think it is "bad business" to discriminate and bring attention to that fact (I'm down to back their right to be an selective establishment, just post it on the door to save the "undesirables" from embarrassment). (Part 1)

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