Ok, how about? ....since when is kissing such an actionable offense?
Since someone trying to enjoy what they paid for found it offensive. Sports arenas aren't for make out sessions, they are for viewing sporting events.
just cuz somebody else is offended doesnt mean others have to stop what they are doing. Otherwise, the prudes would rule the world.
That is precisely what it means. It's called disorderly conduct, among other things.
The establishment had an obligation to the customer who paid to view a sporting event, not a make out session. It wasn't a public area, and a restriction of rights apply when you enter private property, just as there is no First amendment rights while a guest at places such as Realjock.
If you walk onto my property, I can threaten your life in order to displace you. If a Police Officer enters my property, and is not in pursuit of a suspect or investigating a complaint, and I tell him to leave my property and he doesn't, I can have him charged with trespassing.
But the real basis is that straights kiss without a lot of ruckus...some even see it as young love...how sweet.
If I go to a movie and a gay couple is making face sucking sounds, damn right it better be dealt with!
I owe no allegiance and won't suffer anyone.
SockMonkey saidThe issue is that there is a double standard. A kiss between a man and a woman? Nothing shocking. A kiss between two women or two men? Think of the children!
A double standard only exists if the usher would not have approached a hetero couple, since the offended party's feeling aren't relevant in regards to action taken by the establishment.