Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Lesbian Woman Says A Family Dollar Clerk Refused To Serve Her Because She’s Gay

A Louisiana woman claims she was denied service at a Family Dollar store in New Orleans because she’s a lesbian.  
Melissa Langford told NOLA.com that she visited the store April 22 to pick up some gifts. While standing in the check-out line, Langford said she overheard a cashier loudly expressing homophobic statements. 
In a Facebook post that day, the 34-year-old elaborated on the encounter. “It started off with the cashier loudly voicing her opinion on how much she hates gay people,” she wrote. “After five or six minutes (or at least it felt like that long) of listening to her yell and preach to each customer about how ‘gay people need to get ‘the f*ck,’ they got somethin’ wrong in they head, *edit* that she had the right to refuse service to anyone she wants, gays are sick’ etc., I started to writhe away internally.”
Eventually, Langford said she “spoke up,” introducing herself as “very, very gay” and telling the cashier she was really offended by her remarks. At that point, she said the cashier promptly refused to serve both her and a male customer who came to her defense.