Freep the KATU “lesbians kiss on a bus” poll
Our local ABC affiliate, KATU, has been following the story of the two lesbian teenagers kicked off a TriMet bus for kissing after a passenger complained. Subsequently, the driver has been punished by TriMet, but they won’t release the details of the punishment.
Now KATU has an online poll (down toward lower right) asking:
Should a TriMet driver face discipline for kicking two kissing 14-year-old girls off his bus?
…and that poll is running 54% NO, 46% YES.
Amazing. TriMet has a policy against kicking minors off a bus, which is only rational, since you could be dropping them off god-knows-anywhere, they could face all sorts of dangers in certain neighborhoods or they could be stranded without any money or transportation for quite a while. Their policy also states that if adults are kicked off a bus (which is OK), TriMet has to help arrange for alternate transportation (often, a police car or a cab). We’re talking about a fourteen- and fifteen-year-old teenage girls here. My niece is thirteen; if any bus driver kicked her off a bus I’d be livid, I don’t care who she was kissing.
But I’m stunned to see that a majority of the poll respondents feel lesbian kissing is so reprehensible that it warrants endagering child safety. Help me tip that poll back to sanity, will ya?