French Bus Driver Douses Lesbian Couple With Water For Kissing
A bus driver in northern France got fired after he doused two teenage girls with a bottle of water for kissing before one of the girls boarded. The girl rode to her destination and then confronted the driver who told her that he was "against homosexuality."
The girl then reported the driver to the local transport service, and — after he admitted what he had done — they laid off the driver and then fired him, adding via Twitter: "The act cannot be tolerated and that's why the driver involved was immediately laid off as a protective measure."
Several incidents of anti-gay violence have occurred in France since passing its marriage equality law last year.
Buses in particular seem to be a popular place for blue-collar bigots to express their anti-gay views. Last year in America, a Portland driver told a gay couple to go to the back of the bus after he spotted them holding hands. And a Chicago bus driver ejected a gay couple from the bus after witnessing them kissing and holding hands.