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.
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.