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Gay Couple Offered Refund At Texas Bowling Alley After Being Told It Was A "Family" Environment

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Huffington Post
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January 10, 2013

A gay couple was offered a refund at a Texas bowling alley on Sunday night after being told it was a family environment. Alberto Lesmes and his partner, Chad Hemp, requested to be moved to a new lane at Main Event Entertainment in Plano because of technical problems, but after a child from a nearby group interfered with their game at the new lane, Hemp went to talk to the manager to request a second lane change, Lesmes told The Dallas Voice. According to the account, Lesmes saw Hemp become upset and went to join the conversation. The manager allegedly asked if they were professional bowlers, and when the two men said "no," the manager told them the bowling alley was a family environment. Lesmes told The Dallas Voice that the manager said, "My resolution is to refund your game and let you leave." The couple then left the entertainment center.