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CHELSEA — A taxi driver must pay a lesbian couple $10,000 for telling them to either stop smooching in the backseat of his cab or kiss their ride goodbye, a city administrative judge ruled last month.
However, the judge disagreed.
"The more likely reason for [Dahbi] stopping the taxicab and directing Ms. Spitzer and Ms. Thornton to stop kissing was, not that he objected to all kissing, but that he was uncomfortable with two women sharing a romantic kiss," Spooner said his decision.
After Dahbi gave his ultimatum, Thornton told him that he was discriminating against them because they were gay, according to the decision.
"Don't make me out to be an a--hole," Dahbi responded to her, the decision says.
originally posted by: DelMarvel
a reply to: Domo1
On the other hand, it's New York City. The taxis are regulated by the city and are essential for transportation and no doubt for the tourism industry as well. If he wants to enforce a Muslim "standard of decency" in his presence maybe he should get another job instead of driving cab in NYC.
originally posted by: Sparkymedic
Ummm, some PDA's are just down right unenjoyable to be around. I feel bad for the guy. I'd feel just as uncomfortable if a straight couple was doing the same thing in my cab.
He has every right to request them to control themselves or leave his place of business. He has every right to be uncomfortable. If I were him I wouldn't pay the fine.
originally posted by: Domo1
You people from other countries need to stop telling Americans how to think and feel.
originally posted by: Expat888
Dummy should have taken video and enjoyed the show maybe theyd have even let him join in .. serves the idiot right getting fined ..