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Uber Driver Kicks Lesbian Couple Out Of Car For Being Gay - VIDEO

Uber Driver Kicks Lesbian Couple Out Of Car For Being Gay – VIDEO

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.”

Uber Driver Kicks Lesbian Couple Out Of Car For Being Gay - VIDEO

UBER Driver Verbally Assaults Gay Couple Then Drags Them As He Drives Away

A NYC Uber driver verbally bombarded a gay newlywed couple with anti-gay slurs for kissing in the back of his car early Wednesday in Manhattan, then drove off as one of the men was exiting the ride, dragging and leaving him with cuts and bruises.

Taray Carey and his new husband, Alex Majkowski, were headed with a friend to a bar near the couple’s East Village home when the trio ordered the Uber ride-share near West 52nd Street and Ninth Avenue around 1:50 a.m. Wednesday morning,

Near the end of the ride, Carey and Majkowski shared a quick kiss in the backseat of the Toyota Camry.

“Are you f-gs?” the driver asked “Are you f—-ts? Are you f—-ts?” the driver railed. “In my country you’d be beheaded for that,” adding that he was from Russia.

The driver, who was identified only as “Denis” by a screenshot Carey took of his Uber profile, then “started driving like a madman,” said Carey. 

The couple’s friend hopped out first when the car was stopped at a red light.

Carey tried to follow and was halfway out the door when he realized he was snagged on the seatbelt — and the driver took off.

Carey said he was dragged about a quarter of a block near East Fourth Street and Second Avenue, leaving him with cuts and scrapes on his hand and knee, as well as a “golf ball”-sized welt on the back of his head.

Carey was refunded the $17.46 for his trip, and Uber was probing the complaint, a spokesperson said.

“What’s been reported is very concerning to us,” the statement said. “Uber does not tolerate any form of discrimination. The driver’s access to the app has been removed as we continue to investigate.”