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A lesbian couple say they were thrown out of the Four Season Hotel in St. Louis for kissing by the rooftop pool, reports NBC 14 news.
Teresa Folds said she and girlfriend Juleigh Snell were approached by a security guard as they were kissing in the Jacuzzi. The guard told them that they weren’t allowed to kiss on the hotel property and they asked to speak with a manager.
“(The manager) said that they didn’t even allow heterosexual couples to kiss on their property,” Folds said.
“When we were explaining how gay people have rights, he basically insinuated that we were not a normal couple and should not be kissing,” Snell said.
Folds and Snell said the manager accused them of acting inappropriately and said the hotel had received complaints.
“They have yet to tell us what that inappropriate activity is. Other than the kissing, that’s all they can say, because that’s all we were doing,” Folds said.
The two said they continued kissing and were asked to leave. “I mentioned that the pool didn’t close until 8:00,” Folds said.
At 8 p.m., a security guard escorted them to the door.
“It was very much understood that they were kicking us out,” Folds said.
The hotel’s general manager released a statement saying: “Four Seasons respects the behaviors of our guests, except where doing so may be a breach of law or create tensions among people. This was the case on the night in question, as our staff received several complaints about the guests’ behavior. I can assure you that the gender of the couple was never at issue.”
The couple say they want an apology and for the hotel to clearly state its kissing policy.