East Texas restaurant asks gay couple not to return, apparently after PDA

East Texas restaurant asks gay couple not to return, apparently after PDA

[Ed. – Here we go again?]

Collin Dewberry, who was leaving with his partner, said the waitress told them they do not serve a certain type of person at that restaurant. The word she used was derogatory and targets homosexuals.

Collin and his partner Kelly Williams said they have lived in East Texas their whole lives and have never been called that word before. …

They explained that the waitress then recited the following phrase: “Here at Big Earl’s we like for men to act like men and for ladies to act like ladies, so we want you to never return.” …

“It was just so nonchalantly, almost like she was reading a piece of paper,” he said.

Well, she was. That phrase is posted on a piece of paper on the front door of the restaurant.

The owner told us that sign had been here since the restaurant opened three years ago. He also said they have the right to refuse service to that couple in the future because they didn’t follow that policy.

Big Earl said it was their behavior, touching legs, that was against policy, not their sexual orientation.

“I didn’t go over there to inspect to see what he was rubbing. That’s just not appropriate in a family restaurant that has a sign on the front door that we just don’t do that here,” Earl Cheney, the restaurant owner, said. …

The owner said plenty of gay couples eat at his restaurant without hassle and he has no problem with that as long as they follow his policy.

“You’re welcome to come and eat, but a man act like a man and a woman act like a woman. Dress appropriately and act appropriately when you’re in a public place.” …

Reviews for the restaurant online have been flooded with reactions from people who have heard about the incident.

“The reviews are very much in support of us, and not of them,” Dewberry said.

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