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Southwest Airlies: If you're gay don't fly with us!

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posted on Sep, 30 2011 @ 05:46 PM
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I get emails from a site called SheWired and this came in my email today. I couldn't believe it when I saw it!


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."


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


www.shewired.com...
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posted on Sep, 30 2011 @ 05:53 PM
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Pretty sad. Our society is pretty backwards still

Sure Southwest had a right to, but I know it was a stupid move. Because pretty soon they will undoutably be seeing only family business. They'll have earned their boycotts, and we know they are coming.
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posted on Sep, 30 2011 @ 05:53 PM
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posted on Sep, 30 2011 @ 05:58 PM
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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.


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posted on Sep, 30 2011 @ 05:58 PM
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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?



posted on Sep, 30 2011 @ 05:59 PM
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posted on Sep, 30 2011 @ 05:59 PM
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Speculation alert!

We do not know the whole story. If in fact passengers had complained about them being overly passionate then it would be the flight attendants duty to inform the couple of said complaints. If then said couple flips out and blames everyone of being homophobic and breaks out in a temper tantrum on the notion of holding of the face sucking till you land then I too would escort them off the plane. This would be to any couple.

More often then not it seems non heterosexual people think they can do whatever they want and when confronted lay down the homophobe card. Similar to anti Israel and the antisemitic card. No I am not homophobic I could care less how you act, how you look, what you speak, where you come from...etc etc. If this happened to a heterosexual couple it wouldn't of left the plane let alone getting in the news.

Could it possibly be that maybe the couple were in fact sucking faces and asked to stop?



posted on Sep, 30 2011 @ 05:59 PM
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I don't mean to turn this into a joke,
But perhaps its because the TSA is afraid of turning someone on, while knowingly Violating every ones rights?
HAHA

On a serious note though, Its astonishing really to hear a business of that stature is really worried about what two people do in their lives. I'm straight, but i have Bi friends, i could really care less.



posted on Sep, 30 2011 @ 06:01 PM
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I wish I could believe it will get better, but it seems to be getting worse. As a christian I think the world will end soon, and then these people will see the truth.

On the bright side they are talking about full gay marriage in the UK


S&F - but I'm afraid you'll getting a few sillies posting they agree with it



posted on Sep, 30 2011 @ 06:02 PM
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I learned two things from this article.

One, I'll never fly Southwest again. This day and age, they're concerned with two women showing affection for each other? That's what this world needs more of, not less. Affection! Love! I vital part of humanity can now get you kicked off a commercial flight.
If people were more in touch with their own feelings, we wouldn't have these problems.

Two, I learned what the word "kerfuffle" means. Have never heard that word before. Will store it in my memory.

P.S. F# you Southwest. Maybe if your employees learned how to show a little love and affection, you'd be a more successful business.


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posted on Sep, 30 2011 @ 06:04 PM
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But in all respect i can see their point of view, It is rather disrespectful to be kissing and coddling in public, for both straight and gay couples alike. It' makes me kind of angry when theirs a couple all over each other in pubic near me. Call me old fashioned in that respect. But their is a time and place for that.



posted on Sep, 30 2011 @ 06:07 PM
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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?


I have only one thing to say: It's people like this poster that I have quoted that is the problem. Ever hear of a little thing called tolerance?
How about acceptance?

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posted on Sep, 30 2011 @ 06:10 PM
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Sounds like to me they where attempting to gain attention to them selves...it worked. If I saw a heterosexual couple or a homosexual couple making out on a plane I might just say something to the stewardess as well. There is a time and place for everything. I guess I am a little old fashioned as well.
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posted on Sep, 30 2011 @ 06:10 PM
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What doesn`t really matter is what the few like or don`t like but when you have a bunch of people complain then it is time to take action and that`s what happened here make it gay or not.

So what triggered this event? The Pat down getting to the plane?



posted on Sep, 30 2011 @ 06:10 PM
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Originally posted by MysticPearl

Two, I learned what the word "kerfuffle" means. Have never heard that word before. Will store it in my memory.



I've yet to know what the word Kerfuffle means!


Here I are left in the dark again.



posted on Sep, 30 2011 @ 06:10 PM
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amazing.. stupidity running rampant over there. wont deal with any individual or company that exhibits such primitive attitudes. As to the passengers who complained they should stop being damn busybodies trying to force their primitive, narrowminded views on everyone else and mind their own damn business. Wouldve tossed the ones who complained off the aircraft without parachutes..
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posted on Sep, 30 2011 @ 06:17 PM
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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.
peace...



posted on Sep, 30 2011 @ 06:25 PM
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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.
peace...
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.



posted on Sep, 30 2011 @ 06:36 PM
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Originally posted by Epirus
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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.


I totally agree. The two women might have properly pashing. I don't care whether you're gay, straight or Australian -- full-on PDAs in any public place are inappropriate. I very much doubt anyone on that plane would have gotten their knickers in a fankle over a quick peck or two. It's more likely that their kissing went further than that and that is what other passengers were taking exception to.

Some of the responses here seem to be knee-jerk 'OMG homophobes' reactions as opposed to questioning just how hot and heavy the women were getting with their kissing and it's unfair to tar the whole airline with the homophobe tag when their staff were most likely responding to complaints from passengers.



posted on Sep, 30 2011 @ 06:39 PM
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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!
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I beg to differ. Were you on the plane? Do you know what exactly they were doing? It sure sounds like a lot more than a peck on the lips. If they were "kissing" long enough for people to notice, complain, and have a flight attendant address it then it sounds to me like that "kissing" is exactly what I used to call making out. Polite people do that in private, straight or gay. No one wants to watch a couple go at two seats ahead while you are trying to help your kids get over their earache.



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