A lesbian couple from New Zealand have u-turned on claims they
were asked to leave a bar for kissing - after the venue's manager
invited press to see CCTV footage of the incident.
Wellington's Rebekah Galbraith claimed she was kicked out of the
city's Public bar on Courtenay Place at 2.50am on Sunday for
kissing her girlfriend, Jennie Leadbeater, goodbye.
"He excluded us on the basis of our sexuality, I truly believe
that. I would really like an apology," she wrote on Facebook.
"I think I deserve that and I think my girlfriend deserves that.
We don't deserve to be discriminated against."
She said she planned to complain to the Human Rights Commission
over the incident.
But now, Galbraith has backed down - after the bar's owner, Gina
Mills, invited local media
down to watch CCTV footage of the incident.
According to 3 News, the complaint was subsequently
Yesterday Mills said the couple were asked to leave after they
became aggressive at being told to "tone it down".
Galbraith has not made any further comment.