Tuesday, September 16, 2008

ACLU Files Complaint Against Kentucky McDonald's

The ACLU has filed a complaint with the Louisville Human Relations Commission in response to an incident that occurred at a Louisville, Kentucky McDonald's on July 26, 2008.

On that day Ryan Marlatt, Teddy Eggers and three other friends stopped for lunch at the McDonald's restaurant while visiting Louisville for the weekend. While they waited for their food to be prepared, an employee allegedly referred to them as "faggots." When the customers asked to speak to a manager the employee started arguing with them and calling them other names (that we won't print here).

The supervisor on duty refused to refund the group's purchase and several attempts by Martlatt to contact the general manager and corporate office have yielded no response.

According to the ACLU Louisville has a local human rights ordinance which prohibits
discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in public
accommodations such as restaurants.

Marlatt and Eggers say they want an apology, a refund of the $28 they
spent on the McDonald's meal, and appropriate disciplinary action for
the employees involved.

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