Gay Couple Says Uber Driver Kicked Them Out for Kissing in Car

Courtesy of Corey Watts

The driver has been suspended

A gay couple says a London Uber driver kicked them out of his car for showing public displays of affection.

"We were kissing and cuddled next to each other when a minute or two after picking us up he pulled over and told us to get out," Jordan Sloat told ITV News.

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Sloat said he and boyfriend Corey Watts were in the car at around 8 p.m. New Year's Day when the driver asked them to leave. Sloat said when they asked the driver why they were being kicked out, he told them, "I take gays but they don't normally do this."

They were charged for the ride and are attempting to get a refund. Uber has supended the driver.

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“Uber does not tolerate any form of discrimination either by our partner drivers or towards our partner drivers," an Uber spokesperson told ITV. "We opened an investigation from the moment we learned of this unacceptable incident and have been in contact with the rider to extended our sincere apologies and get further information."

Uber did not respond to a request for further comment. 

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