Uber Driver Kicks Gay Couple Out Of Car Over Sexual Orientation
An Uber driver in South Jersey kicked two gay women out of her car during a ride because of their sexual orientation.
Kristin Michele and her girlfriend Jenn Mangan were riding in an Uber this week. Michele said she leaned over to give Mangan a kiss on the cheek, which is when her Uber driver stopped the car and told them to exit the vehicle.
During the ordeal Michelle decided to record a video of the incident.
In the first few seconds of the video, the Uber Driver can be heard confirming that she decided to kick the passengers out of her car because of their sexual orientation:
“Are you kicking me out because I’m gay?”
“Yes, I am. Out.”
Michelle alongside her video also posted the following message:
“ This woman picked me up as my uber driver. We took off. I gave my girlfriend a kiss on the cheek and she pulled the car over and said ‘you need to get out of my car.’ I asked why. She said ‘I won’t have that in my car.’ I asked what she was referring to. She said ‘you need to get out of my car because you are gay.’”
The video has gone viral since then.
Uber’s website includes a page titled “Advocating for LGBTQ+ equality”, which claims the company is “dedicated to supporting the LGBTQ+ community through service, equal economic opportunity, and company initiatives.”
Michele said she reported the driver to Uber, and spoke with Uber about the incident.