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Husbands Accuse Southwest Airlines Of Discrimination After Being Denied Early Family Boarding With Their Young Children!

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This airport drama is nonstop.

A man is taking legal action against Southwest Airlines after he and his family were denied family boarding privileges due to an employee allegedly discriminating against him for being gay.

Grant Morse was flying from Buffalo, New York to Fort Lauderdale, Florida with his husband Samuel Ballachino, their three young children, and his 83-year-old mother on Saturday when a gate agent denied them family pre-boarding.

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The traveler says his brood was "humiliated and embarrassed" when they approached the waiting area for families with young children, only to be thwarted by a female employee who refused to allow them to board early.

Morse said they explained multiple times that they were married spouses traveling with their biological children — but he maintains the gate attendant would still "not see us as a family."

Eventually, the employee said one of the dads could board with the three children (all under 6 years old) while the other would wait with his elderly mother. But Morse said that task would have been "physically impossible" for a lone parent, telling BuzzFeed News:

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