LeishaHaileyYouTubeGrab230.jpgLeisha Hailey of Showtime's The L Word doesn't just play a gay character -- she's also openly gay in real life, and Hailey says Southwest Airlines has a problem with that.

Hailey Tweeted on Monday about an experience when she and her girlfriend were apparently escorted off a Southwest flight for kissing each other. She said:

    "I have been discriminated against by @SouthwestAir. Flt. attendant said that it was a 'family' airline and kissing was not ok. ... Hate is not a family value. ... We were escorted off the plane for getting upset ... Since when is showing affection towards someone you love illegal? I want to know what Southwest Airlines considers as 'family'."

Hailey says she has much of the incident recorded on video, though she has not yet released any recordings. She is demanding a public apology and a refund from the airline, and calling for gay couples to boycott.

Southwest released a statement, saying:

    " ... reports indicate that we received several passenger complaints characterizing the behavior as excessive ... The conversation escalated to a level that was better resolved on the ground, as opposed to in flight."

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