Great America Sued Over Homophobic Slur On Photo

SANTA CLARA (CBS/AP) — Two men are suing California’s Great America amusement park in Santa Clara after they claimed employees posted a photograph of them with a caption labeling them with a homophobic slur.

According to the complaint filed Monday, Craig Person and Edmund Yang were photographed holding hands on a roller coaster at Great America in August 2008.

According to the complaint, their friend later saw the photo displayed on a counter at another ride after someone had added a bubble caption containing the slur.

The plaintiffs’ attorney said the San Jose men initially tried to work directly with Great America, but its managers eventually stopped responding.

The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages and policy changes at the park.

Great America spokesman Jim Stellmack said the park doesn’t condone the action and that managers dealt appropriately with the employees involved.

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