CHICAGO
11/02/2011 04:01 pm ET Updated Jan 02, 2012

Gay Couple Allegedly Booted From CTA Bus For Kissing

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy of the Windy City Times:

A gay couple is considering filing complaints against CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) after a bus driver allegedly tried to have them removed from the bus for kissing.

The two men say that the driver yelled homophobic slurs at them and called the police after they refused to leave the bus.

Christopher Buchanan, 22, and his boyfriend Derrell Hughes boarded a 146 southbound bus in Lakeview on Oct. 22, after leaving an afternoon program at the Broadway Youth Center, Buchanan said.

"I was holding his hand and kissing and whatnot," Buchanan told Windy City Times.

As the bus approached downtown, he said, a middle-aged white woman approached the bus driver to complain about the two.

The driver allegedly got up and told Buchanan and Hughes that someone had complained about them and that they needed to get off his bus.

Read the whole story here.