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01/07/2015 12:04 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Uber Apologizes After Gay Couple Claims They Were Kicked Out Of Car For Kissing

Looks like Uber has landed in hot water in the realm of public opinion... again.

The transportation service came under fire this week when a London driver allegedly ejected a gay couple from his car for showing one another affection on New Years Day. "We were kissing and cuddled next to each other when a minute or two after picking us up he pulled over and told us to get out," Jordan Sloan stated about the experience with boyfriend Corey Watts. After ejecting the pair, the driver allegedly claimed, "I take gays but they don't normally do this."

Following the incident, Uber suspended the driver pending an investigation and issued a statement:

Uber does not tolerate any form of discrimination either by our partner drivers or towards our partner drivers.

We opened an investigation from the moment we learned of this unacceptable incident and have been in contact with the rider to extended our sincere apologies and get further information.

The driver concerned has been suspended from the Uber platform.

Gay couples being ejected from cabs seems to be a depressingly familiar story. Recently gay couples have been kicked out of cabs in Houston, Oregon and Chicago -- all for kissing.

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