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#1 HSoft

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 17:12

A gay couple has sued Continental Airlines for emotional distress, alleging that the airline shamed them with a dildo.

Christopher Bridgemann and Martin Borger sued the airline this week, claiming that baggage workers removed a sex toy from their luggage and taped it to the outside of the suitcase for all to see, according to SF Weekly.

The men flew from Costa Rica to Houston on May 21, 2011, the newspaper reported. The men retrieved their luggage, then rechecked their bags onto a flight to Norfolk, Va.

At the baggage claim in Norfolk, they discovered, "to their horror, that a private sex toy had been removed from one of their bags, covered in a greasy foul-smelling substance and taped prominently to the top of their bag," according to the newspaper.

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Must admit this made me chuckle.


#2 The Dingus Diddler

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 17:34

I don't see anything funny about it, people can do whatever they want in their free time behind closed doors. Shaming them in public like that is an utter disgrace.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 17:41

What a ****ing ignorant thing to do!

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 17:57

It's sick how puritanical so many in the US are. It's disgusting that anyone would even consider doing such a thing and the person(s) responsible should be fired. It's a gross infringement of an individual's right to privacy and it was clearly done to shame the owner. There is obviously a strong case to sue for emotional distress and I hope they succeed.

There's nothing funny about such behaviour.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 18:01

Sorry but why did they need to bring a sex toy?

If they were going on holiday surely they could have waited a week or two, or if they were moving, send it via the post with their belongings, or buy a new one when they get there?

Do we have to be faux outraged just because they are gay?

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 18:03

A gay couple has sued Continental Airlines for emotional distress, alleging that the airline shamed them with a dildo.

Christopher Bridgemann and Martin Borger sued the airline this week, claiming that baggage workers removed a sex toy from their luggage and taped it to the outside of the suitcase for all to see, according to SF Weekly.

Um what? Why are they suing the airline? Continental doesn't open and check bags, TSA does.

#7 ILikeTobacco

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 18:06

Do we have to be faux outraged just because they are gay?

Only reason this is even news is because they were gay. Common sense would tell you that whoever did this did it behind the scenes which means that they would have no way of knowing they were gay in the first place. Saying it was a gay couple is nothing more than trying to stir up the public. The act probably wasn't done because they were gay. I say probably, because obviously there is no way to know for sure just the same way there is no way to know for sure that it was because they were gay. Media hype doing its thing I guess.

Um what? Why are they suing the airline? Continental doesn't open and check bags, TSA does.

Exactly. Continental staff at most check it in, but they don't actually check the contents of the bags. That is done elsewere.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 18:08

Sorry but why did they need to bring a sex toy?


What the hell does that have to do with anything? It's disgusting that you would try to manipulate the story in such a way. Why shouldn't they be allowed to take a perfectly legal item with them?

Only reason this is even news is because they were gay.


No, it's news because it's a gross infringement of their civil liberties. The fact they're gay is completely irrelevant and it's sad that you have chosen focus on that point.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 18:08

I don't see anything funny about it, people can do whatever they want in their free time behind closed doors. Shaming them in public like that is an utter disgrace.


I agree. It's a disturbing thing for a TSA person to do honestly. I feel weirded out enough when I find my clothes all disheveled, I can only imagine if something like this were to occur (Not that it could happen to me... lol).

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 18:08

I don't see anything funny about it, people can do whatever they want in their free time behind closed doors. Shaming them in public like that is an utter disgrace.


Agreed, utterly shocking thing to be allowed to happen! What the hell? In this instance, I'd sue them all AFAIC!

#11 The Dingus Diddler

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 18:09

Sorry but why did they need to bring a sex toy?

If they were going on holiday surely they could have waited a week or two, or if they were moving, send it via the post with their belongings, or buy a new one when they get there?

Do we have to be faux outraged just because they are gay?

If they did it to a woman travelling by herself or a straight couple I would be equally as annoyed. It's their holiday, their luggage and their private life, what gives anyone the right to mock people just because of what they choose to do. You don't need your phone on holiday, you could go a week or two without it, just write down phone numbers and use a pay phone but I'm sure you still take it with you.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 18:10

Sorry but why did they need to bring a sex toy?

If they were going on holiday surely they could have waited a week or two, or if they were moving, send it via the post with their belongings, or buy a new one when they get there?

Do we have to be faux outraged just because they are gay?


I don't think them being gay has anything to do with it honestly...

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 18:10

How would you like it if someone went through your bags and taped some of your stuff to the outside, covered in some unknown substance ?

The fact that it's a dildo makes it popular news, but it would be just as wrong if it was a toothbrush, shirt, book, laptop, whatever.

TSA's job is to look for threats, not screw with people.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 18:11

How would you like it if someone went through your bags and taped some of your stuff to the outside, covered in some unknown substance ?

The fact that it's a dildo makes it popular news, but it would be just as wrong if it was a toothbrush, shirt, book, laptop, whatever.

TSA's job is to look for threats, not screw with people.


Absolutely. This "busybody" mentality in the TSA has to end. There is just no place for it.

#15 ILikeTobacco

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 18:16

I don't think them being gay has anything to do with it honestly...

No, it's news because it's a gross infringement of their civil liberties. The fact they're gay is completely irrelevant and it's sad that you have chosen focus on that point.

If that were the case, there was no need to say "gay couple" at the beginning. "Couple" would have been enough.Be lets just ignore that shall we.

And leave it to theyarecomingforyou to start his appearance on the thread with insults instead of intelligent conversations. I noticed your lack of explanation for them pointing out that it is a gay couple is convenient for your agenda though I suppose since even you can't explain it.