HOUSTON – A Houston couple said an Uber driver dropped them off on the feeder road after they gave each other a kiss inside the car. The couple believes they were targeted because they’re gay.
Randall Magill, 28, and his fiancé Jose Chavez, 26, were engaged earlier this month in the Dominican Republic. The couple said they were attending a holiday get together at a friend’s home.
They said they had been drinking and wanted to be responsible, so got an Uber. They allege everything was fine, until they went in for a kiss.
“I wasn't doing anything that I wouldn't have done in public. I’m not going to embarrass myself or my fiancé by any means,” Magill said.
He said the driver had a mini-van and they were in two separate seats that were divided by an aisle.
“I’ve never heard of anyone being asked to stop kissing anywhere, especially when you’re just peck on the lips,” Magill said.
He claims the driver told them he told a straight couple to stop kissing before them, but Magill and Chavez said they don’t believe that.
“He said, 'I can’t take you no more.' He was like, 'I’m going to have to drop you guys off,' and we said, 'That’s fine,'” Chavez said. “I was upset. I’ve never been told not to kiss or anything.”