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Lesbian couple claims discrimination at AT&T store

By Keith McCord | Posted - Oct 12th, 2013 @ 5:35pm



RIVERDALE — A group of nearly two dozen protested in Riverdale Saturday in support of a lesbian couple who claims they were discriminated against while at an AT&T store.

The couple went to the store to upgrade their phone and said the store manager asked them to leave because of their sexual orientation.

Christy Crook came to Saturday's protest to show her support for the couple.

"We just want people to know that it's not okay, this is discrimination," Crook said, "We are just as equal as anybody else. Equal rights. Treat us the same."

An AT&T spokesperson said, "we take allegations of this nature seriously and are investigating the matter."

AT&T's spokesperson said the company makes diversity and inclusion a top priority and has received national recognition for its programs and performance.

The couple is now working with AT&T to find a solution to the situation.

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