At a coffee shop in Lincoln, Nebraska, a male employee who identifies as a woman was fired after berating a conservative customer and ordering them to leave, according to The Daily Caller.
The customer in question was Marilyn Synek, who works for an organization called Nebraska Family Alliance, which “advocates for religious freedom and pro-life policies,” according to the Caller.
When Synek entered the Cultiva Espresso & Crepes shop in Lincoln, the employee, Natalie Weiss, recognized Synek and told her to “get out and never come back,” also calling her “bigoted trash.” Weiss was then fired by his employers “approximately 30 minutes later.”
The owner of the coffee shop, Jason Anderson, later gave a statement in which he claimed that the Nebraska Family Alliance poses “a direct threat…to the entire LGBT community,” but nonetheless said that “we responded as we would with any other staff member” and “apologized as we would to any non-disruptive guest.”
Following his firing, Weiss claimed that the episode was further proof of anti-LGBTQ discrimination, saying that “you can be fired or lose your home because you identify as LGBTQ+.”