Lesbian Couple Says They Were Kicked From Uber Over a 'Peck'

VIDEO: Uber driver boots lesbian couple for kissing in the backseat

A same-sex couple is speaking out about their ride in an Uber in which they say the driver kicked them out because they were kissing. "We leaned in for a peck, and that's what it was, a legit peck".

"I think, for both us, it was just a shock, not really knowing what to say", she said. The video, which noted the driver's name and his license plate number, has been viewed more than 1,400 times.

Iovine said she has yet to receive a response from Uber, adding: 'Getting this out there, getting a refund and getting an apology is all I want right now'.

'He yelled at us for being disrespectful and inappropriate because we pecked on the lips'. "We would never disrespect someone else's vehicle in such manner and we always handle ourselves appropriately in public", Iovine said.

During the ride, the driver pulled his vehicle over on Canal Street and ordered the women out of his auto.

They claimed that the driver, Ahmad El Boutari, then booted them out of the auto - sparking an argument in the street. Normally private, they say they now plan to attend the city's June 24 Pride parade, which celebrates the LGBTQ community.

Uber lists community guidelines on its website, which specify that "you shouldn't touch or flirt with other people in the auto", and that there's "no sexual conduct with drivers or fellow riders, no matter what". "You aren't allowed to do this".

A lesbian couple was allegedly thrown out of an Uber for kissing.

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'It's disrespectful, ' he says as he reaches for the phone to stop the recording.

A confrontation between an uber driver and a same-sex couple was recorded on video.

An Uber spokeswoman told ABC News that they are in touch with the women and investigating the incident.

An Uber spokesperson said, "Uber does not tolerate any form of discrimination, and we have reached out to the rider regarding her experience". "We are investigating and will take appropriate action".

She said that she also filed a complaint with the city's Human Rights Commission, but hasn't heard back from the online ride-hail company.

The Taxi & Limousine Commission, which is responsible for regulating Uber and other ride-hail apps, did not immediately respond to Newsweek's request for comment.

Hendrick said that the driver had reported the incident as well. Allan Fromberg says it's 2018 and "this isn't the way we live any more".

The women allege that the Uber driver abruptly pulled over minutes after he witnessed them kissing in the backseat as they crossed the Manhattan Bridge.

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