'L Word' Actress Kicked off Flight for Kissing Girlfriend

September 27, 2011 Updated Sep 27, 2011 at 12:02 PM EDT

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'L Word' Actress Kicked off Flight for Kissing Girlfriend

September 27, 2011 Updated Sep 27, 2011 at 12:02 PM EDT

Actress Leisha Hailey and her girlfriend were kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight for kissing while the plane was in the air from Baltimore to St. Louis, according to a USA Today story.

Hailey, who formerly starred in the Showtime series "The L Word" called for a boycott of Southwest on her Twitter account, according to the USA Today report, writing that she had been "discriminated against."

In a statement posted on its website, Southwest said:

"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."

Read the USA Today story HERE.