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posted Friday, August 23 2013 - Volume 41 Issue 34
No Lesbian kissing at Seahawks stadium? - Lesbian couple told no public display of affection in the bar
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No Lesbian kissing at Seahawks stadium? - Lesbian couple told no public display of affection in the bar

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

For Zizi Rachid, August 17 seemed like it would be a promising Saturday.

A local Internet sales manager, Rachid had tickets to the Seahawks preseason game at Century Link Field with what she describes as some of her 'guy friends' and 'a woman I'm dating.'

With her club-level tickets ('$165 per ticket,' she notes), her date, and a Seahawks team that was 30 points up on the Denver Broncos, what could be better?

Since the Seahawks were leading by a convincing margin, Rachid and her companions decided to go for drinks at a bar on the stadium's club level, she tells SGN.

DOUBLE STANDARD
As they were enjoying their drinks, 'the girl leaned over and kissed me - nothing inappropriate - really just a peck on the lips,' she recalls. 'It's not like we were wasted.

'Three security people came up to us - at least I assumed they were security. They were in red shirts,' Rachid explained. 'And one woman said, 'You can't be kissing in public, this is a family venue.'

'I mean, it's a bar!' Rachid exclaimed. 'Children can't even go in there. And anyway, there was a straight couple humping at the next table!'

Ironically, Rachid is friends with Sirbrina Guerrero, who was ordered to stop kissing her girlfriend by Safeco Field staff in a notorious 2008 incident.

FRIENDS SUPPORTIVE
'My guy friends were really upset,' she recalls. 'They all said, 'They can't do that!' One of them - he's a season ticket holder - was so upset he went to get the manager.

'Even the bartenders couldn't believe it. They kept asking 'Did they really say that?'

The bar manager was no help, Rachid says, and just repeated the warning not to kiss her date. Rachid says that although she was shocked by the incident, she did not respond with anger.

'I was trying to calm everybody down,' she tells SGN. 'I'm not the kind of person who wants to cause trouble. I try to be a normal person.'

SEEKING APOLOGY
Rachid and her friends stayed for the rest of the game, she says, although security 'watched us the whole time.'

Now, she says, 'I want an apology. Not just to me but to everybody.

'The whole situation is really bugging me,' she adds. 'I'm Lebanese originally. I live in this country so I can do whatever the heck I want with whoever the heck I want.'

She is considering suing the Seahawks and Century Link Field for discrimination.

Seahawks spokesperson Suzanne Lavender confirmed to SGN that the team had been contacted by Rachid, and said, 'We are conducting an internal investigation.'

'That's all I have for you at this time,' she added.

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