A lesbian couple was trying to enter Splash Country in Dollywood, Dolly Parton‘s theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, when they were stopped.
One of them was wearing the pro-gay T-shirt that says “Marriage is so gay” and the employee felt it could be offensive to other patrons.
“This is a family park,” he added, telling her to turn the shirt inside out — as if “family” automatically equals straight and bigoted.
The lesbians are fighting back, asking the park to outline their feelings on LGBT visitors.
If Dolly wants to keep her longtime best friend, Judy, she’d better speak out and fix things pronto!
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 26, 2011