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Oregon cab driver violated lesbian couple’s rights

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PORTLAND — State regulators say a Portland cab driver violated the rights of lesbian couple he left on the side of a freeway last summer.
The state Bureau of Labor and Industries announced Tuesday it found substantial evidence the driver stopped the service because of the couple’s sexual orientation.
The complaint filed by Kate Neal and Shanako Devoll says the driver yelled during the trip that it was not OK to be gay in his cab. Neal says she tried to defuse the situation by asking him to stop the cab in a safe place and let them out.
The driver, however, left them on the shoulder of Interstate 84.
The agency says the complaint will now move into conciliation to determine whether a settlement can be reached.

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