July 27th, 2011 16:41 EST
Lesbian Couple Denied Entry To Dollywood Over Pro Same-Sex Marriage Shirt
"A lesbian couple was refused entry to the Dollywood theme park because one of the women was wearing a T-shirt that read, `marriage is so gay.`
Olivier Odom and Jennifer Tipton said what really rankled them was the explanation from the gatekeeper.
`He said it was a family park` said Tipton."
The lesbian couple was finally allowed entry into Dollywood after Odom agreed to turn her T-shirt inside out.
Dollywood employees need sensitivity training, for an employee to turn away a lesbian couple with the explanation that Dollywood is a family park is unbelievable and insulting to everyone who treasures human rights.
Families come in many different configurations, a lesbian couple is just as valid as a heterosexual couple. People are people, and gays and lesbians want to have fun in a family-friendly environment like everyone else.
Only Neanderthals who believe that same-sex marriage is obscene would find Odom`s T-shirt objectionable.
Country music icon Dolly Parton supports gay marriage, she is one of the few country artists who publicly speaks out on behalf of gay rights. It`s a shame this sort of stupidity happened in a park that bears her name.
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