State Fair Lemonade Vendor Employee Admits Via Twitter to Spitting in Minnesota for Marriage Supporter’s Drink
Minnesota for Marriage demands immediate removal of employee and considers legal action against offender, state fair and vendor.
Minneapolis, MN – The Minnesota for Marriage campaign is asking for the immediate removal of a lemonade stand employee at the State Fair who admitted to spitting in the drink of a supporter of the Minnesota Marriage Protection Amendment. Identified on her Twitter handle as Caiti Weber or @caiti_weber, the assailant bragged about her actions on her Twitter account on Friday.
“We are saddened to see such inexcusable behavior,” said Andy Parrish, Deputy Campaign Manager, Minnesota for Marriage. “It is also brings to question how many other drinks have been tainted by this young women while she has worked at the State Fair. We are calling on the State Fair to take immediate action against the vendor to ensure that the employee is removed and that the vendor adopts procedures to ensure this does not happen again. We are also examining whether legal action should be considered.”
Minnesota for Marriage said this is the latest in a string of troubling events that have occurred at this year’s fair. “Last year, our volunteers were glittered. This year the attacks have escalated,” said Parrish. “On the same day this woman surreptitiously spit in a supporter’s drink, we had a volunteer pushed to the ground by a gay marriage activist. So much for tolerance.”