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On the morning of Sept. 26 both Leisha Hailey, actress and musician known for her role as Alice Pieszecki in Showtime’s The L Word, and, her girlfriend/band mate Camila Grey of "Uh Huh Her," boarded Southwest Airlines Flight 2274. Hailey and the band are preparing to launch a 21-city tour to promote breast cancer awareness.
But little did Hailey and Grey know that kissing while flying could cause a kerfuffle with the airlines. Hailey and Grey, both incensed and humiliated, were escorted off the flight after they became agitated when a flight attendant warned them that Southwest was a “family” business and they could not kiss on the plane.
Hailey immediately tweeted: "We were escorted off the plane for getting upset about the issue. @SouthwestAir endorses homophobic employees. No one made her accountable."
But Southwest execs thought the action was justified. Several passengers on Flight 2274 complained that Hailey’s and Grey’s display of affection with each other was objectionably inappropriate, "characterizing the behavior as excessive." And Hailey tweeted that a "Flt. attendant said that it was a ’family’ airline and kissing was not ok."
Originally posted by DarthMuerte
SouthWest is a private business. They have the right to decide with whom they desire to do business. Personally, I stopped taking my kids to Disney after first hearing about the crap that goes on there during gay days. Perhaps SouthWest decided it was better to lose business from a few gays then to lose business from straights not desiring to be subjected to lewdness?
Originally posted by MysticPearl
Two, I learned what the word "kerfuffle" means. Have never heard that word before. Will store it in my memory.
How do you know they are singling out? Do you know their policies and procedures? Either way, I disagree with you. A PRIVATELY OWNED BUSINESS may do business with the persons of their choice. Just as you have the right to do business with the companies of your choice. If they choose to not do business with gays, it is their right to do so.
Originally posted by LobeDethFaurt
If the airline wishes to be a "family oriented" business, then they should take a zero tolerance policy involving so-called lewd behavior. Singling people out based on anything will only lead to lawsuits. Bad for business.
Originally posted by Epirus
reply to post by DJDigitalGem
It's really annoying when people take PDA too far heterosexual or homosexual. I have witnessed heterosexual's kicked out of places for heavy PDA. I wouldn't be so quick to jump the gun and say that this was homophobia.
Originally posted by DJDigitalGem
Seriously????? I am a lesbian and I don't think I'm being biased here when I say REALLY?? I highly doubt this would ever happen to a heterosexual couple and it's a shame to see Southwest doesn't see anything wrong with their actions. They should make their slogan: If you're gay stay away!edit on 30-9-2011 by DJDigitalGem because: punctuation