Monday, 29 July 2013 17:42

Discrimination: A Lesbian Couple Was Kicked Out Of A Portland Cab

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A lesbian couple was kicked out of a Broadway taxi cab by the driver who noticed they were being affectionate with each other.

Kate Neal tells that the driver became angry when he realized she and the woman next to her were a couple and told them, "You can’t be gay in my cab."

According to Koin 6 news, the cab driver then pulled over and kicked Neal, her partner, and a friend out of the cab. They were left stranded on the side of the interstate around midnight. Kate Neal said she was "shocked".

An investigation was opened by the Broadway Cab whose its president Raye Miles said in an official statement that the driver had been suspended while waiting for the results of the investigation.

He also added that "Broadway Cab is fully committed to the concept and practice of non-discrimination, equal opportunity, and diversity. This includes any form of discrimination based upon an individual’s sexual orientation."

He said "[they] take allegations of discrimination very seriously."

Difficult to know the true non-discrimination policy of this company but an investigation was also opened by the City of Portland where, according to the ordinance n°175158, effective since January 15, 2001, discriminations based on sexual orientation is banned.