Lesbians scolded by Target Field security guard speak out on forbidden kiss [VIDEO]
Earlier today, we reported the story of Taylor Campione and Kelsi Culpepper, two lesbians who were scolded by a security guard at Target Field for a peck on the lips.
Since the story's publication, Campione and Culpepper have been inundated with interview requests from other news outlets. Members of the Twin Cities community have also shown their support on Facebook and Twitter.
Watch as they recount the PDA that got them scolded by a bible-thumping Target Field security guard who told them that they had to adhere to the Ten Commandments in the ballpark (and no "grab ass").
In this video, Taylor Campione (left) and Kelsi Culpepper (right) discuss the origin of the dispute, which happened on May 27 during the Twins-Angels game.
The security guard was given a verbal and written reprimand that will stay in his personnel file, says Kevin Smith, a spokesman for the Twins.
But Campione and Culpepper worry that this is only a short-term solution to a much larger problem. They're filing a complaint with the Minnesota Department of Human Rights and want a zero-tolerance policy put in place at the stadium.
Campione and Culpepper both say they're happy -- albeit surprised -- with all the exposure, and hope their story can help educate people.
"Ignorance stems from people being not educated and not being exposed," says Culpepper. "And if I can help that in anyway -- especially with the amendment to ban gay marriage on the ballot in 2012 -- I think it's my responsibility to help this issue along."
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