Dodgers Apologize to Lesbian Couple

A lesbian couple was asked to leave Dodger Stadium because they were kissing during the baseball game. Spectators sitting near the couple, unresponsive to straight couples who were also kissing, complained to security guards, who told them to leave immediately. Their attorney, Bernie Bernheim, was preparing to file a civil rights lawsuit against the Dodgers, but received a prompt response acknowledging that the couple should not have been forced to leave the stadium. The Dodgers issued a public apology in a press conference on Aug. 23, offered the couple dugout seats to a future game, and announced that they will provide 5,000 complimentary tickets to gay and lesbian groups. The couple dropped their lawsuit, and Bernheim called the Dodgers’ response “admirable.”


Reuters News Net _ August 24, 2000

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