A gay couple celebrating their engagement never thought that they would be booted from a Uber as reported in Pink News. The Texas couple were heading home from a friends house, and after peck on the lip were asked to get out of the Uber drivers car, apparently it was in the middle of know where. Allegedly the driver told the couple he couldn't stand them.
I wasn’t doing anything that I wouldn’t have done in public,” he said. I’m not going to embarrass myself or my fiance by any means.
This is not the first time Uber has come under fire for alleged homophobic drivers. A San Francisco couple was also asked to get out of an Uber in 2016, apparently for the same reason. Last January a gay student and his friends were asked to exit a Uber after kissing, according to GPB. For Magill and his fiance they were left at the corner of 59 and New Castle right next to the concrete sound barrier. He also stated that "I was super disappointed" and "Even the ones I could tell were not so comfortable with carrying us, they were very respectful." and will never use them again.
Both Magill and the driver reported the incident and Uber is investigating the matter.
So, here is the issue that arises. While I don't think that the couple would lie about the situation. We were not in the car, therefore, only three people know what happened. As a rule when in a taxi, Uber, Lyft I never would show public affections. For the simple reason you have no knowledge of the driver. They could be homophobic, and can eject you form their vehicle. Now he should have found a safe spot to kick them out, and not left them in the middle of know where. If you're going to provide a public service you have to expect that your clients are going to come for all aspects of life. This is an issue Uber needs to address a.s.a.p.
So, what do you think?
h/t: Pink News