A bus driver in the United Kingdom has been suspended after refusing to drive a bus decorated with LGBTQ pride-themed numbers.
According to the BBC, the driver allegedly walked on the bus in Norwich, England and told the passengers, “This bus promotes homosexuality and I refuse to drive it.”
The bus in question had rainbow-colored neon letters placed above the front windshield to identify the bus by its number. The rainbow numbers were used on the city buses to honor the LBGTQ pride flag last month. Norwich held several pride events during July.
Go East Anglia, the bus operator, told the BBC the driver had been suspended after several passengers complained and an investigation was underway.
One passenger also shared to social media about the delay the passengers experienced while another driver was found.
The company wrote on Twitter that “prides itself on values that support diversity and inclusion and has been a champion of Norwich Pride since 2017”.
It added: “We particularly want all customers of whatever background or sexual orientation to feel comfortable on our services. CBN