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Gay Couple Denied Use of Banquet Facility in Fort Worth, Texas Finds 'Burn Fag' Painted on Their Fence


Over the weekend, Steve reported on a gay Texas couple who were told by a gay banquet facility outside of Fort Worth that they would not hold their wedding reception.

Allen_hudginsBen Allen and Justin Ryan Hudgins found “Burn FAG” spray-painted in black across their fence last night, the Dallas Voice reports:

The couple lives in Everman, a town in Tarrant County located southeast of I-35W and I-20, less than 10 miles from Downtown Fort Worth. Allen said it happened sometime after 7 p.m. last night. Everman police were called and promised extra patrols in the neighborhood for the next month.

The couple has been together eight years and bought the house two years ago. They haven’t had trouble in the past. Hudgins’s mother lives four blocks up the street. The daughter of the town’s mayor lives on their block. After police took the report, Allen said they covered the graffiti with a blanket because there’s an elementary school across the street.

Allen told the Voice that they had been receiving homophobic threats on Facebook following media reports about the discrimination they had faced.

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  1. STEFAN - I trust you know that KIWI has a long and well peopled history here of many who have lost respect for him. He is perfect proof that a fine intelligence is no measure of character or antidote to a bullying, intolerant nature. I used to be enamored, now he's just little Fecal Face or Frankenfag to me... lipstick on a pig.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Feb 27, 2013 11:57:53 PM

  2. Kiwi needs to work on his own blog instead of always wanting people to display who they are. It's gotten OLD. And he never ONLY makes one comment on an article, but several. He is always meddling in U.S. affairs. GIVE IT A REST!!!!!!

    Posted by: Jellybean | Feb 28, 2013 10:28:30 AM

  3. I am getting tired of people blaming any issue that happens in Texas on "Texas." I related to Houston from Chicago (where I lived for 8 years) 2 years ago. I have never encountered homophobia in my personal life here and find everyone to be accepting and very libertarian. Libertarian is a good thing. Houston has a twice-elected openly gay mayor that everyone loves. San Antonio, Dallas and Austin are all amazing, very diverse places. I am sure outside of cities it gets a little weird, but what's new? I personally try not to assume anything and be dismissive. I have learned from living here that my stereotype of Texas was unfounded.

    Posted by: Brian | Mar 1, 2013 4:20:48 PM

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