Gay couple ‘made to feel like criminals’

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"A gay couple ‘were made to feel like criminals’ after a shopper complained about them holding hands in Sainsbury’s.

Thomas Rees and his boyfriend Josh were approached by a supermarket security guard, who told them a customer had said they were behaving inappropriately.

The couple had just finished paying for their shopping at the store in Hackney, London when the guard spoke to them, Mr Rees told BuzzFeed News.

He said: ‘My boyfriend and I became aware we were being watched. We were holding hands, arms around each other’s waists, basically showing public displays of affection.

‘As we came to pay for our shopping I noticed a security guard watching us. Once we had paid, he then approached us and asked us to follow him outside.

‘There was no sense of humility. I refuse to believe this would have happened to a heterosexual couple – we just stared in disbelief. The issue here is it felt like 1960s Britain.’

The guard explained he had to tell the couple about the complaint, even though he ‘was brought up to believe in live and let live’.

Mr Rees, 32, said he was left ‘stunned and shaking’ by the incident, and said Sainsbury’s should ensure its staff are fully trained in diversity."

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DaveM

Well I suppose there will always be those out there that cannot live with our modern world today, if you don't like it don't look.
 

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The guard did not have to tell the couple about a complaint.
If he did his job properly he should have told whoever complained that no laws were being broken
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Well I suppose there will always be those out there that cannot live with our modern world today, if you don't like it don't look.
The guard did not have to tell the couple about a complaint.
If he did his job properly he should have told whoever complained that no laws were being broken
End of.
Some people - the guard in this case - are still stuck in the past...and I'll bet this is one time when Sainsbury wishes it could've done things differently here.
 
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The guard did not have to tell the couple about a complaint.
If he did his job properly he should have told whoever complained that no laws were being broken
End of.
Completely right I think. Incidents like these thankfully are isolated now but you'll still get one of the old brigade showing their true colours.
 
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