Gay couple claims discrimination at restaurant

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Thursday, May 29, 2014
Gay couple kicked out of restaurant
A couple in Texas says they were called a gay slur as they left a restaurant in East Texas

PITTSBURG, TX (KTRK) -- A gay couple is upset after being kicked out of a diner in east Texas by a waitress who used a nasty slur against them.

Collin Dewberry and Kelly Williams say they had already paid when a waitress at Earl's Diner told them they were violating the restaurant's code of conduct. The code says, "Where men act like men, women act like ladies. No saggy pants."

They aren't sure what they did.

"The same thing it says -- a man is supposed to stand up and be a leader. He's not supposed to be a woman, he's not supposed to come in here in a dress," said owner Earl Cheney.

The restaurant owner says the men's legs were touching. The waitress used the slur when telling them to leave.