Actress Claims She was Thrown Off El Paso Flight for "Lesbian Kiss"

Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 1:30pm

EL PASO- A Hollywood actress and is claiming she was kicked off of an El Paso flight because she is a lesbian.

Leisha Hailey, who is best known for her role on the Showtime series 'The L Word', claims flight attendants confronted her on board her Southwest Airlines flight because she kissed her girlfriend Camila Grey, who also plays with Hailey in their band ‘Uh Huh Her'.

Celebrities such as Kelly Osbourne and the gay rights group, GLADD have expressed concern that Southwest Airlines acted appropriately.

Hailey and Grey issued this statement to NewsChannel 9:

"We take full responsibility for getting verbally upset with the flight attendant after being told it was a "family airline.".

Southwest Airlines has since apologized for any inconvenience the airline may have caused the couple, but claims they acted on several complaints from other passengers.

They released this statement:

"Our crew, responsible for the comfort of all Customers on board, approached the passengers based solely on behavior and not gender. The conversation escalated to a level that was better resolved on the ground, as opposed to in flight."

"We are ready to work directly with the passengers involved to offer our heartfelt apologies for falling short of their expectation."

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I like to live and let live and have no desire to intrude in other people's life style: straight or gay and have no ill will towards gays or other groups that have a different lifestyle. Having said that, it does get tiring to hear gay people use the "gay card" to get their way on something. If people do not agree with their life style they are immediately called haters, bigots and homophobes. It just gets old and usually with no basis. Gays need to take responsibility for their own behavior.

"because is a lesbian?" Lauren Zimmerman not only screws up regarding content (referring to other articles authored by her), but also cannot follow simple rules of English grammar....

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