Outrage As Gay Couple Apparently Asked To Leave Dublin Restaurant
A man who was celebrating his anniversary with his partner has claimed that they were asked to leave a Dublin restaurant following complaints from other diners.
The male couple say they were not kissing "holding hands and looking into each other’s eyes", when the restaurant manager asked them to leave as their behaviour was making other diners "uncomfortable".
— Brynmor Pattison (@Brynmorbeer) October 28, 2015
According to The Examiner, the man wrote a letter to the annual youth issue of Gay Community News magazine, explaining how the event played out. He wrote: "We like to think of Ireland as a place where gay people are fully accepted and respected, especially since the landslide passing of the same-sex marriage referendum, but if my experience last week is anything to go by, this is still a surface image.
The letter has garnered attention online, with many taking to Twitter to express their outrage.
There will always be groups and individuals for whom the concept of *acceptance* is utterly repulsive. https://t.co/LeXmpT99VJ
— Margaret H (@curtainqueen) October 28, 2015
Still a long way to go! https://t.co/pFVICNfTcD
— Tom (@ryanto86) October 28, 2015
@davidcochrane that's unfortunate. Law has changed. Society needs to catch up.
— David Cochrane (@CochraneCBCNL) October 29, 2015