Lesbian couple asked to leave Phoenix restaurant after kiss?

PHOENIX - A lesbian couple claims they are victims of discrimination after allegedly being asked to leave a Phoenix restaurant Sunday.        

Kenyata White and Aeimee Diaz were celebrating their one-year anniversary Sunday at Sheraton's District restaurant, inside the downtown hotel, when they were asked to leave.

The couple says they shared a simple kiss and they didn't think anything of it until the manager came up to them and told them to get a room.          

The women said the manager told them other patrons had complained to him.  

"By no means at all were we doing any inappropriate activity. It was a light kiss a kiss that you could give your friends on the lips. It wasn't any make out at all and so we were very puzzled as to why we need to get a room," White said.      

After the manager saw how upset they were they say he apologized and offered them free drinks if they would leave and come back another time.

As of now, the Sheraton won't say anything other than they are looking into the incident.

But, gay rights groups are already rallying around the couple.       

White and Diaz said they don't know how far they want to take this, but they are hurt and want other people to know how they were treated.

"Yeah, come on, really are we still back there? The back of the bus kind of thing? It was very surprising," White said.

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