A lesbian couple is asking for a public
apology after a century-old restaurant in Costa Rica threw them out
for sharing a kiss.
Paulina Torres told Radio
DNA that she and nine other female friends, including her
girlfriend, arrived at Bar Chelles on Saturday night.
Torres said they were told they could
not kiss in the restaurant. The women complained, saying the
restaurant was being discriminatory. A waitress responded by saying
that it was company policy.
Torres is a coordinator for the Beso
Diverso (Diverse Kiss), an event where gay and straight couples
kiss in public in support of gay rights.
On Saturday at 5:30PM members of Beso
Diverso will march from the Plaza de La Cultura to Bar Chelles to
protest the restaurant's policy.
Marjorie Blanco of Bar Chelles told the
AFP that the women should not expect an apology.
“What they did is extremely
forbidden, this is a decent place,” she said. “Apologies for
nothing, if I see a pair of women kissing each other, then I'm
telling them to go elsewhere. The Lord rebukes the devil.”