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Monday, August 24, 2009

Same-sex Couples Stage "Kiss-in"
To Protest Treatment At Diner
In Silver Spring, Maryland

Dozens of same-sex couples locked lips inside a popular Maryland diner Wednesday to protest the treatment of a lesbian couple there.

Aiyi-nah Ford and Torian Brown said they were tossed from Tastee Diner at about 2 a.m. on the morning of August 12th for holding each other, not even kissing, in front of the counter.

They also claim that a straight couple was making out nearby with no complaints from management.

"We were just like talking and holding each other, and the next thing you know, the manager comes over and he asks us to leave," Brown said.

"Their exact words were, 'This is a family establishment, and people are trying to eat,' as though interaction between Torian and I was something to the effect of 'Fear Factor'," Ford added.

The restaurant's manager, Lisa Wilkes, whose family owns the well-known eatery, countered that the couple went further than innocent cuddling.

"They were touching each other inappropriately," she said. "The Tastee Diner is a family restaurant, and it doesn't matter if you're straight or if you're gay, if you start going beyond the point of kissing and things start to get a little X-rated, we're going to ask you to stop."

Ford, who is a blog radio host, urged same-sex couples to go to the diner and protest with tame public displays of affection.

Ford and Brown want an apology, but regardless, they don't plan to return to the diner.

"Something needs to be done," Ford said. "People need to know that there is a way that you treat every individual, regardless of race, religion, creed or sexual orientation."

The owner plans to release surveillance video showing the couple's inappropriate behavior.