A New Jersey waitress who served in the Marine Corps for over two years told CNN Friday she is now getting tips from all over the world after she says a family refused to tip her because she is gay.
"I'm sorry but I cannot tip because I do not agree with what your lifestyle and how you live your life," a family member wrote on the receipt for $93.55 at Gallop Asian Bistro in Bridgewater, New Jersey.
"I was offended. I was mad at first, and then I was more so hurt," 22-year-old Dayna Morales told CNN.
"It's disrespectful and it's hurtful," she said. "I feel bad for their children because that's how they are going to be raised."
She says the trouble began when she approached the table of four - a man, wife and two girls - at around 7 p.m. Wednesday. Morales said that when she introduced herself as Dayna and told them she was going to be their server, the older woman "looked at me and said, 'I thought you were going to say your name is Dan.'"
Morales was so upset about the incident, she vented on Facebook, and the group "Have a Gay Day" posted her story on their Facebook page. The response was overwhelming.
« Previous entryPrincess Anne says give horse meat a chance