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Video: Portland cab driver loses permit after kicking out gay couple

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August 22, 2013

PORTLAND -- A Portland cab driver has lost his taxi license after he was accused of leaving a couple on the side of Interstate 84 because they were gay.

The City of Portland Regulatory Division said Wednesday that Ahmed Egal's license would be permanently revoked because he failed to get his customers to their destination safely.

One of the women involved said the cab driver kicked her and her girlfriend out after he realized they were gay.

"The cab driver saw us being affectionate and took offense to that," said Kate Neal. "He started shouting really hurtful, mean and really homophobic remarks at us. We really didn't feel safe in the cab."

This story is an update on an earlier story GLAAD highlighted, which can be seen here: http://www.glaad.org/news/video-portland-two-women-kicked-out-cab-being-...