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Lesbian Couple Say Their Public Kiss Drew Police Harassment in Hawaii
A lesbian couple from Los Angeles say in a lawsuit that a Honolulu police officer harassed and arrested them because of their displays of affection at a grocery store, forcing the women to live in Hawaii for months, mostly homeless, while their legal case was sorted out.
On March 3, the second day of their vacation in Hawaii, Courtney Wilson and her girlfriend, Taylor Guerrero, stopped at Foodland Pupukea for lunch after a morning at the beach, according to a lawsuit filed on Tuesday in United States District Court in Honolulu.
Inside the store they held hands, goofed around and kissed, Ms. Wilson said in an interview on Thursday. Their affection, she said, attracted the attention of an off-duty but uniformed police officer, Bobby Harrison, who told them to “take it somewhere else.”
“He said: ‘Hey, you can’t do that. What you’re doing is wrong. That’s disgusting,’ ” Ms. Wilson said.
Sarah Yoro, a spokeswoman for the Honolulu Police Department, declined to respond to the accusations in the lawsuit but said an internal investigation was opened.
The women continued to shop and show affection, and Mr. Harrison ordered them to stop, according to the lawsuit. As they checked out, the lawsuit says, Mr. Harrison confronted them and encouraged the manager to write trespass warnings against the women.
Ms. Wilson, who said she felt threatened, called 911 to report that a police officer was harassing her. Mr. Harrison then grabbed her, the lawsuit says, and Ms. Guerrero attempted to intervene. In an ensuing scuffle, Ms. Guerrero kicked at the officer as she fell, Ms. Wilson said.
The two women were restrained by Foodland staff members until more officers arrived.
The two women were charged with assault on a police officer, a felony, but the charges were dropped in July. The women are suing the officer and the City of Honolulu, arguing they were discriminated against because of their sexual orientation.
“If he did this to us, we’re not the first people,” Ms. Wilson said. “So we just want to make an example, and let it be known this stuff still happens and it’s not fair.”
Their lawyer, Eric A. Seitz, said the comments the police officer is accused of making to the women “suggested this was a result of some hostility.”
“In this state, in our experience, people have displays of public affection in public places all the time, and no one yells at them and tells them it’s inappropriate,” he said.
Ms. Wilson and Ms. Guerrero were released after each posted about $1,300 bail two days later. That was most of the money they had. But they weren’t allowed to leave Oahu for several months, so they stayed with family friends, befriended strangers willing to take them in and slept in parks as they looked for work.
By the time they were allowed to fly back to Los Angeles, they couldn’t afford it, Ms. Wilson said. They remain in Hawaii. Ms. Guerrero works at a restaurant and Ms. Wilson works at a bar, and they have been staying with a co-worker. Ms. Wilson said she hoped to join the Air Force.
Ms. Wilson said they had talked in the past about making a home in Hawaii. But not under these circumstances.
“In the immediate future, we want to take a vacation from our vacation,” she said.
I was only in Hawaii for a week but where I stayed they didn't seem to like white strangers, let alone flagrantly gay strangers.
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