Lesbian couple says they were asked to leave park in Kentucky

Cheri Chenault and Destiny Keith had kissed while taking maternity photos

Lesbian couple says they were asked to leave park in Kentucky
12 July 2012

A lesbian couple expecting a baby were asked by a photographer to kiss during a photo shoot at a park in Richmond Kentucky, last weekend and say that as a result, they were asked to leave the premises.

Cheri Chenault and Destiny Keith were posing for the photos at E.C. Million Memorial Park for Jessica Miller-Poole who is the owner of 13 Wishes Photography.

‘They were a little reluctant, and they kissed so quickly that I wasn’t even able to take a picture of it,’ Miller-Poole tells the Richmond Register.

At that point, a park gatekeeper approached them.

‘He said that we had to leave and that it was inappropriate,’ Miller-Poole says.
‘The man said, ‘Those type of people were not welcomed there.’ …  ‘The man [also] said, ‘If you come back and bring those type of people, you will be removed from the park.’

E.C. Million Memorial Park is made up of two sections, one is privately owned and the other city owned. The photo session was taking in the privately owned section of the park, which is open to the public.

‘I never understood why people make such a big deal about being treated differently until I was actually in the middle of it and witnessed it firsthand,’ says the photographer who conducts photo shoots at the park frequently ‘It really bothered me and upset me to witness someone be so cruel.’

The park has declined to comment on the incident.

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