Kiss-in scheduled for couple kicked out of Roseville mall

March 5, 2013 6:12:52 PM PST
Two Roseville men say they were kicked out of a local shopping mall just because they were holding hands and kissing.

Daniel Chesmore and Jose Guzman were at the Westfield Galleria on Saturday. They say they weren't doing anything wrong when they kissed each other on the cheek. But that's when they say a security guard came up and asked them to leave. The guard told the two men the same policy held for any couple.

"It makes me feel that no matter what I do for society, I will always be different," Chesmore said. "In a perfect world there should be no disparate treatment between straight couples and gay couples."

A kiss-in to support the couple is now scheduled for this Saturday at the mall.

In a statement, Westfield Galleria says they embrace the kiss-in, and that "all of our customers are welcome -- including those displaying affection."