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Second Base? Lesbian PDA at Ballgame Causes Controversy

An usher at a Seattle Mariners baseball game asked a lesbian couple to stop kissing because it was making another fan uncomfortable. I didn't know ushers were PDA police!

A woman in the audience asked the stadium official to interrupt the romance because there were kids at the game. The Mariners responded to the controversy, stating the usher intervened on account of the team's no-groping, no-making out rule, not because of their sexual orientation. The team's spokeswoman maintained that the couple was told they could continue to kiss, but they had to tone it down.

But the women deny they were getting touchy feely, saying that they just gave each other brief kisses while enjoying garlic fries. The garlic fry detail sort of makes their not-making out story more believable.

If there is a double standard, I'm not sure where it applies. Would a spectator complain, and an usher interrupt, if the pair was not gay? Does political correctness dictate that these women be allowed to violate the stadium's code of conduct otherwise applied to straight couples? Why are public displays of affection (gay or straight) inappropriate for a family environment?

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UnDave35 UnDave35 9 years
I think there is more to this story. Were they sharing the fries, or feeding the fries to each other. There is a place for everything. Spending an outrageous amount for tickets to a baseball game (different rant) is not the place to have to watch and sort of PDA's.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 9 years
If they were straight of course they wouldn't have said anything. Straight couples gross me out when they kiss just like gay/lesbian couples.I'm NOT a fan of PDA but woman was more offended cause they were lesbians, but that's the sort of things you have to deal with when your in that situation.
KJerabek KJerabek 9 years
I just visited WA for the first time, and was at that game....crazy. I experienced their garlic fries also...I tasted the garlic the rest of the day, it wasn't so pleasurable. But I am opposed the heavy public make-out sessions, gay, straight, young, old...no thanks.
i-am-awesomeness i-am-awesomeness 9 years
I would be totes annoyed if a straight couple started making out in front of me, so a lesbian couple would be no different. I just really think PDAs should be banned... you're there to watch the game not the people in front of you making out. I think that this is so much like pulling the race card. Many African Americans are holding themselves back from racial equality partly because of suspicions. If an African American individual were to get some sort of warning from police, they automatically think that it's racial and not because they were plain breaking the rules. (And in case anyone's going to get mad at me about that analogy, I am of African American ancestry myself). This lesbian couple thinks that oh, they're so special, they're getting in trouble because of their sexual orientation, when it's just the rule for EVERYONE. It just annoys me when people think that others are just out to get them all the time. Sometimes the rules are just being enforced and that's it.
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
Wonder what they'd've done if it was two gay guys . . ?
Jillness Jillness 9 years
"They're for getting hammered and shouting foul language at the ump!" :rotfl:
freegracefrom freegracefrom 9 years
I've seen a video of two (hetero) people having actual sex in the bleachers during a major league baseball game. It was real classy. :oy: Baseball games aren't for making out! They're for getting hammered and shouting foul language at the ump!
kastarte2 kastarte2 9 years
Whoa caplocks.
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 9 years
:rotfl: Cab! You're always looking for a recipe. I love it! :) I want to visit your kitchen. :drool:
yadiet yadiet 9 years
WHAT IS THE BIG DEAL IF THERE WERE TWO PEOPLE SHOWING THEIR AFFECTION TO ONE ANOTHER. BUT ON MTV THEY HAVE THE TV SHOW NEXT THAT HAS GAYS AND LESBIANS ON IT. AND HOW MANY KIDS WATCH MTV? A WHOLE BUNCH. PEOPLE GET BOTHERED FOR ANYTHING IN THE WORLD. THEY JUST NEED TO LEARN TO MIND THEIR OWN BS. NOW, IF THEY WERE SUCKING FACE AND ALL OVER EACHOTHER SEXUALLY THAT ITS A DIFFERENT STORY. BUT A SMALL KISS? WHATS THE BIG DEAL
janneth janneth 9 years
I don't see what effect eating garlic fries has on kissing, if both people are eating them. And question: are there any US ballparks that do not serve garlic fries?
GigglyGirl GigglyGirl 9 years
If they were really heavily making out, it would have made me uncomfortable man/man, woman/man, woman/woman. Who knows what really was happening. But I doubt if I would have said anything to anyone.
underyourwaves underyourwaves 9 years
Ugh, double standards. :/ "I would be uncomfortable" seeing public displays of affection between lesbians or gay men, said Jim Ridneour, a 54-year-old taxi driver. "I don't think it's right seeing women kissing in public. If I had my family there, I'd have to explain what's going on." Or you could do what other people do when they see people kissing and are uncomfortable with PDA and focus on the game?
number6_ed number6_ed 9 years
"I mean, if that's really what happened. How would the couple in question know what the woman who complained said? Unless she said it in their presence. In which case, her children would have heard that and she still would have had to explain." According to the woman, the usher guy told her that's what the lady said. I believe she said that they asked what the problem was when the guy asked them to stop with the kissing, and that's when the usher told them what was said.
Jillness Jillness 9 years
poizenisxkandee, I feel for you and your situation with your parents! That is very sad that they react like that to seeing affection between gay couples. Sigh. BGLAD community, I got your back! :roygbv:
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 9 years
Here's a quote from the article... "I would be uncomfortable" seeing public displays of affection between lesbians or gay men, said Jim Ridneour, a 54-year-old taxi driver. "I don't think it's right seeing women kissing in public. If I had my family there, I'd have to explain what's going on." I'm wondering how hard it would be. In my mind it doesn't seem very hard to explain at all. People constantly underestimate a child's understanding of the way things are.
mini_pixie mini_pixie 9 years
seriously, do any of the people on that show even know the distinction between "peck on the cheek" and "full on naked-jello-wrestling-makeout-session"?? Sure doesn't seem like it!
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
"she was actually a cast off participant on A Second Shot at Love with Tila Tequila" "ok this makes me thinks she does not have a lot of credibility!" I completely agree Cab! I think it is inappropriate for any couple to make out at a stadium. But since I was not there I don't know if they were making out or if it was just a peck like they said...So...yeah...
kastarte2 kastarte2 9 years
I'm embaressed to admit it but I have seen clips from that show and the fact that she was a cast of totally ruins her credibility. It was the most rediculous show I've ever seen and everybody on it acted like oversexed morons.
hausfrau hausfrau 9 years
"she was actually a cast off participant on A Second Shot at Love with Tila Tequila" ok this makes me thinks she does not have a lot of credibility!
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
Seriously, raciccarone. What's to explain? Why are they kissing? Because they love each other. :shrug: I mean, if that's really what happened. How would the couple in question know what the woman who complained said? Unless she said it in their presence. In which case, her children would have heard that and she still would have had to explain.
MartiniLush MartiniLush 9 years
Right on, rac!
raciccarone raciccarone 9 years
That excuse is so funny: "the woman who complained did not want to have to explain to her kids why two women were kissing." So out of sheer parental laziness, they asked two people to conceal their lifestyle. Let's face it, the parents were uncomfortable, not the kids.
number6_ed number6_ed 9 years
Oh and I'd also like to add that the woman said they were not making out, that were just doing the whole kissy peck thing.
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