Taxi company ordered to pay after driver ejects gay couple

PHILADELPHIA PHILADELPHIA officials have ordered a taxi company to pay a former passenger who said that he was kicked out of a cab, after he kissed his male partner.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Thursday the city Commission on Human Relations has ordered PHL Taxi to pay Mark Seaman $500. The ruling comes eight years after the Sailor kissed his partner on the top of the head as she left Philadelphia International Airport.

Seaman says that their cab driver ordered them to get out after the kiss, and left them in a nearby taxi rank. He filed a discrimination complaint shortly thereafter.

In their ruling, the commission said taxi dispatch companies are responsible for the upbringing of their drivers on the city’s fair practices regulation.

A phone call to the PHL Taxi rang unanswered Friday morning.


Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer

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