Yellow Cab releases new statement following gay couple's compaint

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Yellow Cab issues new statement after couple's compaint
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We have an update to the story about the gay couple who says they were kicked out a cab for kissing

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Yellow Cab is pulling a U-turn after an ABC 13 story went viral.

Monday night, we told you about a gay couple who says their cab driver kicked them out of his taxi for kissing. The couple claims the cab driver told them he doesn't give gay people rides and that they're going to hell because they are gay.

From New York to San Francisco, people across the country are talking about the story.

And, Yellow Cab's initial response to our questions raised plenty of eyebrows:

"Yellow cab immediately investigated this allegation of discrimination, including talking to the independent contractor driver. The driver stated that he would have taken the same actions if it was a man and a woman in the taxicab. Evidently, the driver was overly sensitive to passengers kissing. Yellow cab does not have a policy about passengers showing affection in taxicabs. In fact, we encourage kissing in our taxicabs."

Tuesday, Yellow Cab issued a new statement:

"For over forty years, Yellow Cab has proudly served all communities.

"We regret that the actions of one of our independent contract drivers took place, and are intently looking into the matter, which was undoubtedly an isolated incident. It is absolutely unacceptable that any passenger ever be denied service because of her or his sexual orientation. Yellow Cab has consistently been a vocal ally of the LGBT community in Houston and does not condone any discrimination whatsoever. No matter who you love, Yellow Cab will be there for you."

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