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Uber driver kicks out women for kissing in backseat

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https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/12/us/women-kiss-then-kicked-out-of-uber/index.html

 
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Alex Iovine, 26, and Emma Pichl, 24, live together in Manhattan and have been dating for nearly two years. The couple was heading back to Manhattan on Saturday after celebrating a friend's birthday at a Brooklyn bar. Iovine says she and her girlfriend were sitting on opposite sides of the back seat when they kissed.
"The middle seat was open. We were just having a conversation throughout the ride and, at one point, we leaned over into the middle and peck-kissed," Iovine told CNN. "That's genuinely all it was."
Uber lists community guidelines on its website, which specify that "you shouldn't touch or flirt with other people in the car," and that there's "no sexual conduct with drivers or fellow riders, no matter what."

 

 
While reading the article I thought a few things:
 
First, those girls are cute. I definitely wouldn't kick them out of my car for doing that!
 
But the driver is justified in ending their ride. Although the girls did nothing wrong, and probably wouldn't have raised any flags 9 times out of 10, technically they broke a rule and the driver was able to object to that.
 
 
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7 minutes ago, Pickle20 said:

https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/12/us/women-kiss-then-kicked-out-of-uber/index.html

 
 
While reading the article I thought a few things:
 
First, those girls are cute. I definitely wouldn't kick them out of my car for doing that!
 
But the driver is justified in ending their ride. Although the girls did nothing wrong, and probably wouldn't have raised any flags 9 times out of 10, technically they broke a rule and the driver was able to object to that.
 
 

All they gotta do is find a few hetero couples that got rides with this guy and didn't get kicked out and they may have a case

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3 minutes ago, banner1124 said:

All they gotta do is find a few hetero couples that got rides with this guy and didn't get kicked out and they may have a case

The Uber rules say no flirting or sexual contact while in the car.

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Just now, Pickle20 said:

The Uber rules say no flirting or sexual contact while in the car.

I get that those are the rules, but they might have a case if they can prove that those rules aren't being equally enforced.

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3 minutes ago, banner1124 said:

I get that those are the rules, but they might have a case if they can prove that those rules aren't being equally enforced.

Gotcha.

If I were them I'd just let it go.

I also dont think the driver should lose his job or license over this.

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Just now, Pickle20 said:

Gotcha.

If I were them I'd just let it go.

I also dont think the driver should lose his job or license over this.

I'd probably let it go as well... but it does beg the question, if the same sex thing is the ONLY thing a driver like this has a problem with?  What else he's acted on?  I mean, sure I wouldn't do anything to him over this incident, but it might trigger some sort of review to see if this type of thing is a pattern

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3 minutes ago, banner1124 said:

I'd probably let it go as well... but it does beg the question, if the same sex thing is the ONLY thing a driver like this has a problem with?  What else he's acted on?  I mean, sure I wouldn't do anything to him over this incident, but it might trigger some sort of review to see if this type of thing is a pattern

Well, the driver is middle eastern (Muslim) and may have taken offense to the gay act taking place in his car. So whose rights were being violated? The women's or the drivers?

The women were the ones who technically broke a law.

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1 minute ago, banner1124 said:

I'd probably let it go as well... but it does beg the question, if the same sex thing is the ONLY thing a driver like this has a problem with?  What else he's acted on?  I mean, sure I wouldn't do anything to him over this incident, but it might trigger some sort of review to see if this type of thing is a pattern

How do you know the driver was not just enforcing Uber rules?   All PDA are offensive IMO.  

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They can kiss in my car truck.....other than that...Uber rules.

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Wanna bet the driver isn't one of those hateful Christians? :)

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44 minutes ago, Sprightly said:

Wanna bet the driver isn't one of those hateful Christians? :)

No.  I cheated yesterday and read this article and pretty sure he is not Christian.

But in the same token I could see a Christian doing the same unless he is into women and porn.

Both of those girls were semi hot and I doubt most porn viewing Christians would object to hotties kissing and would probably hope they step it up a few notches.

But if the baker went to court for refusing to bake a cake for a same sex wedding, this jerk should see the same fate or lose his job.

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2 minutes ago, Chesapeake Spirit said:

Dude needs to turn in his man card.  Just sayin.  :lol:

Maybe he was expecting more and when it didn't happen, kicked them out.

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1 hour ago, Pickle20 said:

The Uber rules say no flirting or sexual contact while in the car.

Ok, I get it.

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Physical contact with the driver or fellow riders. As our community guidelines make clear, you shouldn’t touch or flirt with other people in the car. As a reminder, Uber has a no sex rule. And you should never hit or otherwise hurt a driver or fellow passenger.

(Tongue-in-cheek comment) I wonder if the same rule applies to hetero newlyweds taking an Uber to the airport. Just a thought. 

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1 minute ago, stevez51 said:

Maybe he was expecting more and when it didn't happen, kicked them out.

If that's the case, all he had to say was a nice romantic drive around the lake would be nice, it's on me!

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Just now, Chesapeake Spirit said:

If that's the case, all he had to say was a nice romantic drive around the lake would be nice, it's on me!

Read my mind.

 

I would through in a bottle of good wine if it would help.

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4 minutes ago, jonsensback said:

Read my mind.

 

I would through in a bottle of good wine if it would help.

Do you mind if I snap some photos ......

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wonder why he did not ask if he could join the party.

 

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Just now, stevez51 said:

Do you mind if I snap some photos ......

Preferably a video.

 

And please sign this disclosure statement. 

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1 minute ago, TheBaldGuy said:

wonder why he did not ask if he could join the party.

 

Its against the rules. Don't know if observing is ........

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2 minutes ago, stevez51 said:

Its against the rules. Don't know if observing is ........

True...

 

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2 minutes ago, stevez51 said:

Its against the rules. Don't know if observing is ........

Hey, a tips a tip.

Who am I to question as to how they tip?

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2 hours ago, Smokey 1 said:

How do you know the driver was not just enforcing Uber rules?   All PDA are offensive IMO.  

If you're following my posts then you should see that I'm not assuming anything.  This is just more a hypothetical type discussion.  None of us knows anything yet

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2 hours ago, Pickle20 said:

Well, the driver is middle eastern (Muslim) and may have taken offense to the gay act taking place in his car. So whose rights were being violated? The women's or the drivers?

The women were the ones who technically broke a law.

I don't think that the broke the rule is in question... I know I haven't questioned it.  I still think it would be interesting to know if the rule is being equally applied because if it's not then that adds a whole new dimension to this

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