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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minnesota Twins security guard has been reprimanded for allegedly scolding a lesbian couple for kissing.
According to Taylor Campione and Kelsi Culpepper, they were a little late to the Twins game at Target Field on May 27, 2011. Culpepper stopped to go to the restroom and gave Campione a little kiss.
Then, Culpepper said a security guard came up to her.
“I saw you kissing that girl, you can’t do that,” the guard said.
Campione told the guard, she could kiss whoever she wanted to, the guard allegedly replied, “Well, we don’t play grab a** here.”
Campione told Culpepper, who then confronted the guard and said, “I don’t understand what’s wrong with kissing my girlfriend.”
They said the guard replied, “Well here in the stadium, we adhere to the 10 Commandments.”
They spoke to the manager and were not satisfied. They want a “zero tolerance policy at Target Field, and have filed a complaint with the State Human Rights Department.
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Twins spokesman Kevin Smith said the guard, who has worked for the organization for nearly a decade, has been reprimanded for his actions, but continues to work at the stadium.
“That security guard has received both a verbal and written reprimand that will be put in his personnel file, and he understands that that is not an acceptable behavior,” Smith said.
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Smith said it was a very isolated incident.