Sorry for treatment of gay couple

Sorry for treatment of gay couple

The company that runs the shuttle service to the Albuquerque airports rentalcar center is apologizing after a driver allegedly ordered a gay couple to sit in the back of the shuttle bus.

Standard Parking Inc. said it respects the equal rights of all customers and doesnt tolerate discrimination of any kind. It also said the employee was suspended after the company learned in July of the late June incident.

According to a police report, one of the men involved said theyd been holding hands and that the driver ordered them to the back when one of them started to sing.

Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry said he believed the driver behaved inappropriately.

Were out there aggressively making sure this never happens again because this does not belong in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Berry told KOBTV. This does not reflect Albuquerque, New Mexico, and as the mayor Im upset about it, and we want to make sure we get to the bottom of it.

The incident comes as the New Mexico Supreme Court considers a case involving an Albuquerque photography business whose owner declined to shoot the commitment ceremony of a lesbian couple.