I’m glad to see this local story receive national play. Joy Behar had on Southerners on New Ground (SONG) director Caitlin Breedlove, who, along with her partner, was kicked out of Cameron Village Shopping Center by a security guard because their innocent kiss and general affection were deemed “inappropriate.”

The head of York Properties met with Breedlove and apologized. A York spokesperson said that the officer involved was immediately suspended. The supervising officer and all security officers will receive additional sensitivity training.

Breedlove appeared along with Raleigh native Clay Aiken:

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