The gay father says he was discriminated against by an airline when the staff refused to prioritize the meeting with his husband and daughter, but he let the heterosexual couples
- A homosexual in San Francisco accused EVA Air of discriminating against his family when a doorman refused to let him deal with his husband and son
- Jeff Cobb said he was on the family boarding line when he was told that his husband and daughter could get on the plane, but that they would have to wait in line.
- Cobb said her husband told her that heterosexual families were allowed to be together
- EVA apologized to the couple in a tweet saying they have a zero tolerance policy for discrimination and that they were reviewing their diversity training with staff
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A gay father in San Francisco accused an airline of discriminating against his family when a doorman told him he could not prioritize the meeting with his husband and daughter.
Jeff Cobb went to Twitter on Tuesday to attack EVA Air after he said he was separated from his family, while heterosexual couples were allowed to get on the plane.
"My husband and I were told that only one of us could join our 19-month-old baby in the SVA Air 27 family boarding group on 9/1/18, I explained that we were both the child's parents, and they said that their policy was that only one parent could approach and the other had to wait in the normal line, "he said.
Jeff Cobb, pictured with his husband and daughter, accused EVA Air of discriminating against the family
The family was traveling from San Francisco to Taipei when Cobb said he was told he could not board with his husband and son
Cobb said the ticket manager told him that the policy only allowed one of the parents to board with a child and that he would have to wait at the normal boarding line.
Cobb said her husband later informed her that heterosexual families were allowed to address together
Cobb, who was traveling to Taipei, said he had never flown EVA before, so he accepted that this was the policy of the airline and went to the normal boarding line.
She said that when she reconnected with her family on the plane, her husband told her that heterosexual couples were allowed to deal with their children together.
"I am very disappointed that EVA personnel on the ground think it is OK to separate same-sex families during boarding, I will definitely not fly this airline again after this incident," he said.
The airline responded to Cobb's complaint on Twitter by apologizing and writing that they have a "zero tolerance policy for discrimination of any kind".
EVA Air released a statement on Twitter apologizing to Cobb, her husband and daughter
The airline said in a Twitter statement (above) that it has a zero tolerance policy for discrimination
& # 39; EVA Air is an inclusive company and we welcome all families. Our policy is that passengers traveling with babies or children can have priority boarding. The policy does not limit the number of accompanying adults or specify the relationship with the baby or child, "the statement said.
The plane said that the front door agent incorrectly told families traveling together that the priority family approach would be limited to an adult with a child "to avoid a congested and unsafe bridge."
"We apologize for the unfortunate event to all parties involved, EVA is reviewing our diversity training with our staff and airport agents to ensure this does not happen again," the company said.