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Chicago Cabbie Tells Gay Couple to Get Out of Taxi on Expressway for Kissing: VIDEO


A Chicago cabbie tried to force Steven White and his boyfriend Matt McCrea from his cab on the side of the Kennedy Expressway on the way from O'Hare Airport after they kissed briefly in the back seat, CBS Chicago reports:

During the ride, McCrea “leaned over to look at something on the phone and then he leaned in to kiss me,” White recalls.

McCrea says it was a closed-mouth kiss that lasted all of a second. It did not go over well with their cab driver, the two men say. “He indicated that it was a public mode of transportation and we shouldn’t kiss in his cab,” White says.  “He pulled the cab over and stopped and wanted us to get out — on the Kennedy.”

“He could have asked us to please don’t do that and handle the situation a lot differently than it was handled,” McCrea says.

After asking them to get out on the shoulder of the busy roadway at 11:30 pm, the cabbie, from the Sun Taxi Association, eventually pulled in to a grocery store nearby. The cabbie claimed they were "making sex" according to CBS Chicago.


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  1. Making sex? That's what the cabbie said, word for word? I don't need to hear anymore.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jun 1, 2013 10:14:50 AM

  2. They were drunk and came on to the's happned before...

    Posted by: Alan Brickman | Jun 1, 2013 10:16:28 AM

  3. If you're going to be a cab driver I think you need a thicker skin!

    Posted by: Will | Jun 1, 2013 10:35:55 AM

  4. Nice blame-the-victim mentality, Alan. Just until it happens to you, I imagine.

    Posted by: Mikey | Jun 1, 2013 10:57:26 AM

  5. @Allen: The police got involved in this and the cabbie told his side of the story: they were "making sex." The cabbie essentially fabricated what was going on. I'm pretty sure had they been drunk and coming on to the cabbie, the cabbie would have been very happy to use that bit of information in talking to the police. The cabbie is a homophobe. Period.

    Posted by: William | Jun 1, 2013 11:19:45 AM

  6. nail him for discrimination and send him back to his own country.

    Posted by: mark | Jun 1, 2013 11:40:45 AM

  7. Why exaggerate in order to pump up a story? The early video footage (and headline here) gave the impression they were "dropped off" in the middle of an interstate and at the end the reporter goes "oh, not really..." It was in a grocery story parking lot.

    Imagine all those shoppers putting their lives in line everyday by getting out of their cars "on an Expressway!"

    Posted by: MIke | Jun 1, 2013 11:45:17 AM

  8. that happened to my friends in DC once - one thing is for certain, is that here in DC the cabbies will be investigated and fired for that kind of nonsense.

    Posted by: Reality | Jun 1, 2013 11:52:52 AM

  9. No mention of the religion of the cab driver?

    Posted by: David Hearne | Jun 1, 2013 12:21:04 PM

  10. I would love to see these hotties "making sex: in my car!

    Posted by: litper | Jun 1, 2013 12:26:12 PM

  11. Who was this cabbie? Borat??!!
    I'm just a bit worried about what might happen to his wives and 12 kids if he's fired and deported. Perhaps just requiring him to attend diversity training classes 5 days a week for a year or two would be a more humane punishment.

    Posted by: DrMikey | Jun 1, 2013 12:45:21 PM

  12. Wonder if he would have stopped it if it were two women or a hetero couple?

    Posted by: Walter | Jun 1, 2013 12:54:50 PM

  13. Oh please...a quick kiss is not "making sex." You know what "making sex" is? My partner and I were driving up Central Park West in NYC on our way home (yes, at the time we were some of those weird Manhattanites who owned a car) and we could clearly see a straight couple having sex in the back seat of the cab in front of us. It was one of the vans, so it had a big back window which made it easier to see them. She was straddling his lap and clearly going for a bumpy ride. There's no way the driver didn't know what was going on! We've always guessed he was probably paid a lil' extra to let them do it.

    Posted by: Keith | Jun 1, 2013 1:07:57 PM

  14. yah, I bet if it was a straight couple he would have pulled over, too... to watch!

    Posted by: graphicjack | Jun 1, 2013 1:25:33 PM

  15. The driver is nuts. If you don't like people you shouldn't drive a cab. Hope he loses his medallion. Mayor Emanual should step in on this one. Its embarrassing and makes the wrong impression of Chicago. If a little kiss sets this guy off what does he do if he doesn't like the conversation?

    Posted by: m | Jun 1, 2013 1:30:58 PM

  16. Mayor Emanual can't prevent Chicago from having one of the worse violent crime and crimes committed with guns in the U.S., even though Chicago is a blue city with extremely strict gun control. Why is that? What's the problem? Kids [and I do means kids] getting shot and murdered almost on a daily basis. Please.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jun 1, 2013 1:59:39 PM

  17. Hope they didn't pay the fare!

    Posted by: bwb6df | Jun 1, 2013 2:14:38 PM

  18. @Ratbastard: The gun nuts have made sure that, compared to the civilized world as a whole (which is much safer than the USA),, there is not a city, town or state anywhere in the US that has "strict gun control." In Tokyo, a person caught with a single bullet would spend ten years in prison. That's strict gun control and it's one reason people walk the streets in safety there.

    Posted by: GregV | Jun 1, 2013 2:19:23 PM

  19. Obviously this taxi driver has not adapted to the cultural mores of the west and the USA in particular.

    I'm damned if I will stop giving PDA's because some backwoods neanderthal loves his book based fantasies, whether bible or koran.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Jun 1, 2013 2:37:00 PM

  20. Tell everyone you know: being gay has been legal in the United States FOR 10 YEARS. See, Lawrence v. Texas.

    Posted by: Christophe | Jun 1, 2013 2:45:10 PM

  21. gregv - horse manure

    Japan has a lower crime rate because they are Japanese.

    Compare the crime rate of Japanese Americans to Japanese Japanese.

    I'll give you a hint:

    There are no Japanese people in the FLorida DOC. By contrast, blacks who are 16% of the population of Florida are over half of the murderers in Florida prisons.

    Always compare apples to apples.

    Posted by: David Hearne | Jun 1, 2013 3:39:39 PM

  22. The comments in the linked CBS article convince me more and more that most anti-gay are morally decrepit.

    Posted by: indorri | Jun 1, 2013 3:45:10 PM

  23. They were drunk and rude....and They were let off in a parking lot not the expressway way...what are they hiding??

    Posted by: Alan Brickman | Jun 1, 2013 5:30:24 PM

  24. Chicago's high murder rate is isolated to a handful of neighborhoods.
    They should have called Patrick Kane-he would have taken care of that cab driver!

    Posted by: Sean | Jun 1, 2013 5:30:46 PM

  25. We may be seeing more of these unexpected, punitive punishments against gays. Straight people from all occupations have heard of us now. I'm sure he could tell they were gay before they "kissed" Discretion is dead. Got to love that equality.

    Posted by: beebs | Jun 1, 2013 6:00:17 PM

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