The New York City Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings has upheld a ruling by the Taxi & Limousine Commission against cabbie Martin Morrison for ejecting a gay passenger.
The New York Post reports:
The male and female complainants said they got into Morrison’s cab at the corner of Fifth Avenue and East 43rd Street in Manhattan just before 1 a.m. on June 13, and Morrison turned to ask the man if he is gay.
When he responded that he is, Morrison informed the passengers that he doesn’t drive gay people. He then crossed through the intersection and pulled over. The shocked customers got out of the cab and found another ride.
The cabbie was suspended for ten days. The TLC also fined him $1150 for unjustified refusal of service, discourtesy, and performing an act against the best interest of the public.