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During the Baltimore Ravens home game two weekends ago against the Cleveland Browns, Mary Kate Morris and Nicole Marchetto hit the concession stand in the nosebleed section. Buying beer and food and using an extra cup for ketchup, they kissed a couple of times in a nice, romantic fashion by the condiments. A security guard ordered them to cease any and all public displays of affection.
The Washington Blade has the full details:
Almost immediately, she said, a security guard and a supervisor told the women to “stop making a scene.” They were warned three times but continued because, according to Marchetto, ”the kissing was heartfelt and decent in the real sense and was not any different from what numerous law-abiding straight couples were doing all around us.”
Soon afterwards, the security guard demanded to see their driver’s licenses, and then the women were told to leave the stadium immediately. When they asked why they had to leave, the guard accused them of first stealing the cup from the concession stand and then accused them of stealing the beer. A Baltimore police officer intervened and told the guards the couple did not steal the beer. The couple has receipts for all the purchases. [Washington Blade]
They missed the second half, were falsely accused of theft and obviously kicked out because of their shared gender. How's that for "grounds for a lawsuit"?