Gay couple allegedly told not to kiss in 'patriotic and family' restaurant

James Lacey and his partner were hanging out with friends at a steakhouse called Original First Turn when they were told they were "offending" patrons.

News 6 in Orlando reports that a manager approached them at the popular biker hangout.

"She said some of the customers were complaining about our PDA and were offended. The manager told us that it's not welcomed here," he told News 6.

"I'm pretty sure if you saw a man and woman giving kiss on the cheek or a kiss on lips, they're not going to say that's not tolerated here, that's not welcomed. That's ridiculous. I truly feel it's because we're a gay couple."

After the encounter, Lacey and his friends decided to leave.

The manager released a brief statement clarifying some of the events.

He said "a patriotic and family restaurant of more than 30 years," and noted that no one told the couple they were unwelcome.

She added that "safety and comfort for all our customers is top priority."

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