An intolerant Uber driver in Camden, N.J. is about to get in a whole lot of trouble.
Kristin Michele and Jenn Mangan were in an Uber on their way to a Zac Brown Band concert in Camden, N.J. on Friday night when Michele leaned over and gave Mangan a kiss on the cheek.
The driver then stopped the car and immediately told the women to get out.
‘I can’t ride with that. I won’t have that.’ The Uber driver said. The driver said she was a “Christian” and “didn’t believe in that.”
Michele started recording a video right after that, in which she asks, “Are you kicking me out because I’m gay?” and the driver responds, “Yes, I am. Yes. Get out.”
Michele continued arguing with the driver. The woman threatened to call the police, which Michele encouraged, but the driver never did, she said.
“Eventually it was obvious this wasn’t getting resolved, so I just got out of the car,” Michele said, after about five minutes of back-and-forth.
The women reached out to Uber and heard back from the company, which said they would handle the incident, but didn’t specify what would happen, according to Mangan.
It is illegal in New Jersey to discriminate against LGBT’s in employment, housing, and public accommodations.
This is not the first time that an Uber driver has been accused of homophobic targeting of passengers.
In late November of 2018 Taray Carey put his arm around his husband, Alex Majkowski, in the backseat of an Uber ride in the East Village of Manhattan and were subjected to a “hate-filled assault” by a middle-eastern driver.
*UPDATE: In a statement, the company says, “Uber does not tolerate discrimination in any form and we have been in contact with this rider. We removed the driver’s access to the app as soon as we were made aware of this incident.”