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De Leon said the officer told the group it was illegal for two men or two women to kiss in public. The five men, he said, were told they could be cited for homosexual conduct -- a law the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional in 2003 in Lawrence v. Texas.
That same year, the El Paso City Council approved an ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation by businesses open to the public.
De Leon said the officer told the group it was illegal for two men or two women to kiss in public.
Originally posted by Static Sky
In my opinion, gay or not, there is nothing wrong with a simple kiss in public. If you don't want to see it, stop looking. The only time I'm ever bothered by behaviour like this, is when they get a little carried away. Kissing is fine but save the hot and heavy stuff for the bedroom.
It's outragous that this gay couple simply kissing became such a contraversial thing. I've seen gay couples kiss many times. No charges were ever filed. A few dirty or awkward looks maybe by some of the people around (AKA; 'victims', I suppose, according to this account).
And this happenned in Texas? Hmmm. Well Texas better be carefull lest they get a reputation as a state of hillbillies and backwards hicks who refuse to join the 21st century......Oh wait.....Never mind.