Lesbian Liplock Sparks Stadium PDA Dispute

Mom complains to security after kiss at Mariners game
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 30, 2008 12:10 PM CDT
Although a team spokesperson said all public displays of affection are discouraged at Safeco Field, the girls said they have pictures of heterosexual couples kissing that night.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – The Seattle Mariners' response to a fan complaint has set off a dispute about gay rights and public displays of affection. A Safeco Field employee told a lesbian couple they had to either stop kissing in the stands or leave the game, KOMO TV reports. One of the women says the kiss was a peck on the lips, but security received a report of "groping and making out," the team tells the Post-Intelligencer.

The ballpark's code of conduct discourages PDA. Sirbrina Guerrero responded to the complaint about her behavior by snapping pictures of heterosexual couples kissing during the game. She says she was targeted because she's gay. The stadium employee who reprimanded her said the mother who complained "doesn't want to explain to the kids why two girls are kissing." (Read more kiss stories.)