“Jessica Garcia intends to prove in court that security officers at Rolling Oaks Mall unfairly targeted her and her girlfriend when they were arrested in December on trespassing and other charges.”
“Garcia said the officers — a Bexar County sheriff’s deputy and an employee from a private security company — began harassing them Dec. 26 because her girlfriend gave her a kiss on the cheek while sitting inside the mall on a bench.”
“Mall officials said the women, both 22, were acting inappropriately and were told to leave because they were not complying with the shopping center’s code of conduct.”
“Danielle Pardue, the mall’s marketing director, denies the women’s claims of discrimination and said security officers would evict anyone found kissing in the mall, regardless of sexual orientation.”
This video is from WOAI, broadcast Feb. 5, 2009.