Gay couple kicked out of Uber for kissing at San Francisco Pride: ‘Fags rot in hell’

Joseph McCormick June 26, 2016
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A gay couple in San Francisco have said they were kicked out of an Uber by the driver for kissing, who used a homophobic slur.

Matt Togni and his boyfriend Sumeet, said they got into the Uber on the night of San Francisco Pride.

After the driving being fine with them, the couple kissed, and Togni told Sumeet that he loved him, at which point he says the driver called them “disgusting.”

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Cancelling the fare, the driver told them to get out, Togni told PinkNews.

The passenger said it was “ridiculous” that this happened at all, let alone on the night of Pride, and went on to say that initially they weren’t sure if they had misheard the driver.

But after telling them to get out of the car, the driver said “fags rot in hell”, according to Togni.

The couple have reported the incident and are awaiting a reply.

Uber did not immediately return a request for comment from PinkNews.

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This latest statement from Uber comes after various drivers for the company have been suspended for refusing to drive same-sex couples.

Two women were allegedly subjected to homophobic abuse earlier this year and physical threats by their Uber driver.

Earlier this year, Uber suspended a London driver who attempted to eject a lesbian couple from his car for kissing, while another Uber driver subjected a London passenger to an anti-gay rant.

Last year, PinkNews exclusively revealed that a London Uber driver had been suspended – after kicking out a gay passenger because of his sexuality.

But Uber last weekend offered free rides to and from LGBT venus and Pride events, in the wake of the Orlando Pulse mass shooting which left 49 dead.

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