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Sunday 23 July 2017

Gay pair told to leave for holding hands

The couple were asked to leave the restaurant after another customer complained.
The couple were asked to leave the restaurant after another customer complained.
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A gay couple celebrating their anniversary in a Dublin restaurant were asked to leave by a waiter after complaints were issued by diners at another table.

According to a letter published in November's Issue of Irish magazine 'GCN', the writer claims he was asked to leave the restaurant because other customers became "uncomfortable" as he held his partner's hand.

"We were being physically tactile with each other. Not kissing the faces off each other or anything, but holding hands and looking into each other's eyes," the letter to the magazine read.

The man said it shattered his perceptions following May's marriage equality referendum.

Irish Independent

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