Skip to comments.Bus driver forced gay couple to sit at back of the bus for holding hands
Posted on 08/05/2013 12:21:48 PM PDT by kevcol
Ron McCoy and his partner Christopher Bowers boarded the shuttle bus from Albuquerque's Sunport Airport after flying in from their home in Portland, Oregon, the day before the Albuquerque Pride Festival began on June 28.
The couple was in town for a long-awaited road-trip, but their elation soon turned to dismay when the driver of the bus noticed they were holding hands and told them to sit at the back.
When they arrived at their destination, they had recovered enough to question the driver on his actions.
A fellow passenger witnessed the incident and gave the driver a piece of her mind.
'I told the bus driver that I was completely appalled that anybody would be treated this way,' Bernadette Aguirre told KRQE.
'And the driver looks back at us and goes, "I'll show you what's appalling," and he points to us,' McCoy said.
Standard Parking manager Bill Alberti told KRQE that the driver's conduct was inappropriate, but that he just 'overstepped a little bit'. The driver is still working for Standard Parking.
Alberti said following the incident, all drivers will undertake sensitivity and non-harassment training.
According to Alibi, the driver told them he told the couple to move because he didn't want 'women and children' to see the couple's 'inappropriate behavior.' He refused to comment further on what he felt was inappropriate.
McCoy says he and his partner have filed a complaint with the American Civil Liberties Union.
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McCoy says no one has attempted to apologize to him or Bowers, and says neither he nor his partners have any closure from the upsetting experience.
These two remind me of the Australian pedophile couple who raped that Russian baby. VERY creepy looking.
I’m guessing that there was a lot more than hand holding going on.
It is the fudgepackers who are the bullies.
Oh, how sad. They’re upset and deprived of closure.
that struck me too. I get it that they were annoyed at being called out on public display of affection, but they really require someone to provide “closure”???
Bernadette Aguirre would be praising the bus driver if the two were holding hands in prayer.
The driver should have thought on his feet quicker. When questioned about why he did it, he should have innocently said something like,”I saw you holding hands and I was concerned that some redneck passenger who noticed it might assault you. I was just trying to protect your safety.”
Do actions really seep into outward appearance?
"all drivers will undertake sensitivity and non-harassment training."
Oh for the good ol’ days when they would have been thrown off the bus for an open display of homosexuality.
Obviously. A bus driver isn't going to notice simply inconspicuous hand holding. I'm sure these faggots were in-your-face disgusting.
” The(y) almost never look like normal people.”
I think you’ve answered your own question, don’t you? 8^)
Make that pedophiles.
I’ve been wondering that myself. Adam Lanza, James Holmes, Jared Loughner. They all looked like nutjobs, didn’t they?
Really makes you worry about Al Frankenstein, who looks like something from a toxic waste dump.
They need attention. That’s why they were carrying on in public, sufficient to be noticed by someone driving a bus at the time.
Careful, she probably wants to have your baby and abort it.
Communist manifesto item here.
Swirling down the toilet faster by the day. Wait until after 8yrs of shrillery.
The Rosa Parks story is the stuff of legend now.
I couldn’t imagine a gay couple seeking attention coming up with a better tale.
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