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Published:September 27th, 2011 14:10 EST

Outrage: Leisha Hailey Booted From Southwest Airlines Plane For Kissing Girlfriend

By Robert Paul Reyes

"The L Word actress Leisha Hailey says she was kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight after kissing her girlfriend.

In a series of tweets Monday, Hailey wrote that she and fashion designer Nina Garduno, who have been together since 2006, `were escorted off the plane for getting upset about the issue.`"


The Hollywood Reporter

I have traveled by plane countless times, and on almost every flight I see a mother kiss her baby, a husband smooch his wife, and young man lock lips with his girlfriend.

In all these cases a kiss is just a kiss, nobody bats an eye, and life goes on. But when a man kisses a man or a woman kisses a woman, a kiss is not just a kiss, it`s a scandal.

A flight attendant told Leisha that Southwest Airlines was a "family airline" and kissing wasn`t allowed. Hogwash! I`m sure that flight attendant doesn`t reprimand heteros(e)xual passengers when they share a kiss.

I hope this is a case of a clueless flight attendant, and that Southwest Airlines doesn`t have a policy against same-s(e)x smooches. Southwest owes the lovely Leisha and her girlfriend an apology.

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