KOMO-TV in Seattle reports today that a local lesbian couple is claiming they were ejected from a Mariners game because they were spotted kissing.
(SbB dramatization - it’s called artistic license, brah)
Sirbrina Guerrero says she only gave her date a peck, but a mother sitting with her son complained to security and, as a result, they were told to stop or leave.
Of course, lost in the lead was the fact that when confronted, Guerrero told security “we’re not going to stop (kissing)“, and was never actually escorted out of the building. Not to mention that before Guerrero departed the ballpark, she had time to take “pictures of other couples who kissed but were not reprimanded.”
Sounds like a real *forced* ejection, eh?
Safeco Field officials are now trying to tiptoe away from the issue *SHOCK* , in an attempt to avoid the pregame protestors who are sure to follow. The folks that run the ballpark though did duly note that the field’s code of conduct states “displays of affection are not appropriate in a public family setting.”
If the couple was indeed forcibly removed from the facility, then we might have a story here. But they weren’t. So we don’t.
But I’m guessing that won’t stop the likely prospect of dozens of sandwich-boarded protestors marching on the house that Bill Caudill built in very short order.
This whole thing is not gay discrimination issue (except in the hypersensitive mind of Guerrero). The women could’ve stayed, and the request made by security was not unreasonable (see above code of conduct). There are hetero couples subjected to the same treatment every game of the year throughout MLB facilities. I’ve seen it myself.