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|Gay couple sent to back of the bus in Albuquerque, N.M.|
|Written by Ryan Watkins|
|Monday, 05 August 2013 14:23|
Almost 60 years after Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott became the catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement, another overzealous bus driver is in hot water after asking a gay couple holding hands to move to the back of the bus.
The internet has exploded today with the story of Ron McCoy and Christopher Bowers, a gay couple from Portland, Ore., who claim they were the subject of homophobic abuse during a recent trip to Albuquerque, N.M., to attend the city's annual Pride festival.
The incident happened in late June, according to Albuquerque TV station KRQE. The station interviewed the couple and broke the story over the weekend.
The couple is seeking an apology from the company that operates the airport shuttle buses, according to KRQE. Legal options are also being considered.
But Standard Parking, the company whose driver is in question, came down rather soft on the news.
A Standard Parking manager told KRQE News 13 that the driver was inappropriate and got carried away, although he did not consider it discrimination.
What do you think should happen to the driver? Is “sensitivity training” appropriate or should he be fired? Please let us know in the comments below.
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