Act 1: Southwest Airlines removes actress Leisha Hailey and partner from a flight Monday.

Act 2: Hailey tweets that she was removed because she was gay.

Act 3: Southwest Airlines says she was removed for “excessive” behavior, with suggestion that it was making other passengers uncomfortable. The airline says it was sorry if the customer was not happy.

Here are the Hailey tweets:

I have been discriminated against by @SouthwestAir. Flt. attendant said that it was a “family” airline and kissing was not ok.

This is an outrage. I demand a public apology by @SouthwestAir and a refund. Hate is not a family value. I will never fly this airline.

We were escorted off the plane for getting upset about the issue. @SouthwestAir endorses homophobic employees. No one made her accountable.

Since when is showing affection towards someone you love illegal? I want to know what Southwest Airlines considers as “family”.

I know plenty of wonderful same sex families I would like to introduce them to. Boycott @SouthwestAir if you are gay. They don’t like us.

Did I mention to @SouthwestAir that I have a lot of their actions recorded on audio and video? RT #boycottSouthwest

And here is Southwest’s statement in response to Hailey’s tweets:

Initial reports indicate that we received several passenger complaints characterizing the behavior as excessive.

Our crew, responsible for the comfort of all customers on board, approached the passengers based solely on behavior and not gender.

The conversation escalated to a level that was better resolved on the ground, as opposed to in flight.

We regret any circumstance where a passenger does not have a positive experience on `Southwest and we are ready to work directly with the passengers involved to offer our heartfelt apologies for falling short of their expectation.

Hailey’s best known role is as Alice Pieszecki in “The L Word,” a Showtime series that, to use IMDB.com’s description “follows the lives and loves of a small, close-knit group of lesbians living in Los Angeles as well as the friends and family members that either support or loath them.”

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