Not a “proper” couple

A restaurant in the UK refused a couple a rose on Valentines day because they weren’t a “proper” couple:

A restaurant has apologised to two lesbian customers after they were refused a rose on Valentine’s Day for not being a “proper” couple.

Liz Ross, 25, and Hayley Simpson, 21, celebrated Valentine’s Day at Damon’s restaurant in Lincoln, where women were given a rose to mark the occasion.

But when Miss Ross asked a waitress for one for her girlfriend, she was told she could not have one because “lesbians aren’t real couples”.

The two said they were “disgusted” and Miss Simpson said the treatment left them feeling like “lower class citizens”.

She said: “It isn’t the rose, I have a dozen of them at home, it is the principle. This is the 21st century and we don’t deserve to be treated like that.

“I’d have thought that if they’d assumed we were straight they might have offered us roses for being single on Valentine’s night.

“But instead they just offered us discrimination and made us feel like lower class citizens.”


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