Where can we gays go if we're not even allowed to be ourselves in our sacred place of (retail) therapy?
Security at the Westfield Galleria mall in Roseville, California asked boyfriends Daniel and Jose to leave the property after they shared a simple and loving smooch.
Luckily, the guys had a voice recorder ready to catch the discrimination they were about to face...
Fox40 has the story:
Sitting on the couch at 21-year-old (Daniel) Chesmore’s parents’ home in Roseville, he and his boyfriend Jose Guzman, 24, share a few kisses while holding hands. “This is exactly what we did at the mall on Saturday,” Guzman said.
When a security guard confronted the couple about it at the Westfield Galleria in Roseville, they began recording. “If you continue to kiss, you will be asked to leave the mall. Period,” the voice on the recording said. “I counted you guys kissing 25 times. I told you before, we contact any couple [...] about this.”
In an undercover investigation, FOX40 spotted dozens of straight couples sitting inside of the Galleria, holding hands and smooching, right out in the open. And as the hours passed, not one couple FOX40 witnessed was asked to leave the mall.