Madison
76° F
Haze
Haze
Advertisement

Gay couple kicked out of cab for kissing?

Published On: Dec 24 2013 12:37:37 PM CST   Updated On: Oct 29 2013 10:22:02 AM CDT
Gay couple kicked out of cab

WGN

CHICAGO (WGN) -

Two men who kissed in a Chicago cab are suing the cab company for discrimination after they say the driver kicked them out.

Steven White and Matthew McCrea had been dating for several months and were on their way back to Chicago from L.A. on May 30, 2013. They say they waited at O'Hare for a cab in the taxi line for almost 30 minutes on a dark and rainy night around 11:30 p.m.

Once in the cab, "Steven was showing me a YouTube video when I leaned over and kissed him," McCrea said.

The driver of the Sun Taxi, Jama Anshur, flashed the lights inside his taxi and said, according to McCrea, "You can't do this. This is public transportation."

Anshur refused service and they refused to get out. They say they didn't feel safe along the busy Kennedy Expressway. So he swerved, they claim, back into fast moving traffic and pulled off at the Cumberland exit. He took them to the Dominick's parking lot nearby.

Meanwhile, White had already been on the phone with 311 and they transferred him to 911. The couple kept the taxi driver in the parking lot until police arrived.

Now the men are suing him, saying they don't want this to happen to anyone else.

Anshur was terminated by Sun Taxi within a week of the incident.

Advertisement
  • Buddy Check 3

    Learn more about Buddy Check and sign up to get a reminder to perform a self-exam and remind your friends to do the same.

  • Jack in Madison

    Jack in Madison

    Your pet photos

    Email us a picture of you and your pet and we'll use it in out Pet Walk segment which airs every weekday morning at 6:40. Include your name, your pet's name and where you're from. Email to petwalk@wisctv.com.

  • Time for Kids - Explore the Outdoors

    Dean Clinic and WISC-TV3 are focusing on a year-long campaign to get kids off their electronics and into the outdoors.

Advertisement