Gay Slurs | Texas

Same-Sex Kiss: Prelude to a Diss

7.8.09_abc_7_screenshot Two men who kissed at one of five Chico's Tacos restaurants in El Paso, Tex., were kicked out by guards—and local law enforcement supported the ejection, citing non-existent laws regarding homosexual conduct in public.

The men and three friends were asked to leave after the kiss when security personnel told them they didn't allow "all that faggot stuff" in the establishment, according to Carlos Diaz de Leon, a member of the group.
The men refused to leave, instead calling the police. One hour and multiple slurs later, police arrived and one officer told the men same-sex kissing is illegal in public, and that they could be arrested. (The Supreme Court needs a better publicist—they threw out Lawrence v. Texas six years ago.)

Chicos-tacos Outrageously, Detective Carlos Carrillo said the restaurant had every right to "refuse service to whoever they don't want there. That's their prerogative." The irony was apparently lost on him.

In 2003, the chain's fiftieth anniversary, the Texas House of Representatives honored the family who founded the business.

Some mostly encouraging local reactions here. Contact info and way to "review" Chico's here.

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  1. Well geez...I guess I'll have to mark El Paso off my list of places I'd like to visit one day.


    Oh wow! What a surprise! It wasn't on my list to begin with....

    And eating at place called 'Chico's Tacos' sounds like a great way to get amoebic dysentery, salmonella, Hepatitis A. Those of you watching your figures, go for it. I'll pass, thanks though.

    Posted by: Kevin | Jul 13, 2009 7:52:42 AM

  2. Yelp sent me an email saying they were deleting my review because it was not an in-store experience. Apparently they are not too fond of free speech.

    Posted by: Rob | Jul 16, 2009 6:47:44 PM

  3. Well, we can sit around and whimper about how mean those bad straight people are to us, or we can take 5,000 faggots and go fuck on their table tops, then keep on fucking as we overflow the local jail.

    Which do you think sounds like more fun? Which sounds more likely to accomplish anything? Discuss amongst yourself - I'm going to go jerk off into a taco now.

    Posted by: Bryan | Oct 4, 2009 8:39:44 PM

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