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New York Cab Driver Ordered To Pay Lesbian Couple $10K For Telling Them To Stop Kissing

New York City Taxis  come down 2nd Avenue in New York  on July 10, 2014. The battle between ride-sharing and traditional taxi
New York City Taxis come down 2nd Avenue in New York on July 10, 2014. The battle between ride-sharing and traditional taxi service is heating up in New York, with a new rival for ride-seekers declared illegal even before launching. Lyft, a ride-sharing service that operates in 60 US cities and competes with the likes of Uber, announced plans to launch Friday in the city boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens, claiming these communities are 'vastly underserved' by existing transport options. Lyft said it had recruited 500 drivers in the Big Apple and that 75,000 New Yorkers had downloaded its mobile application ahead of the launch. The municipal agency said in a statement that Lyft 'is unauthorized in New York City' and has failed to comply with safety and licensing requirements. AFP PHOTO / Timothy A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

CHELSEA — A taxi driver must pay a lesbian couple $10,000 for telling them to either stop smooching in the backseat of his cab or kiss their ride goodbye, a city administrative judge ruled last month.

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