Washington (State)

Iraq war veteran alleges he was kicked out of taxi for kissing his boyfriend

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TACOMA, Wash. — An Iraq war veteran says he and his boyfriend were kicked out of a Tacoma, Wash., taxi on July 4 after the couple exchanged a kiss.

Eric Williams says he and his boyfriend Diego were in the cab for just a few minutes when they kissed — he describes it as “a peck” — prompting an objection by the cab driver, reports KCPQ-TV.

“He said, ‘You’re two men, why are you kissing?’ We said that’s my boyfriend, I’m gay,” Williams responded. “That’s when the cabby started to get really hostile with us. He pulled off the road and told us to get out of the car, he wasn’t going to serve us.”

The driver, however, says something more intimate was going on in the back of his cab.

Video from inside the cab will be used to investigate the incidentm and Yellow Cab spokesman Anthony Nix said says that if what Williams says is true, the driver will be terminated.

KCPQ-TV reports:

Last year, a cab driver in Portland, Ore., was fired and lost his taxi license after leaving a couple on the side of an interstate because they were being affectionate in his taxi.

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