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WATCH: Texas Diners Belittle 'Faggot' Server on Receipt

WATCH: Texas Diners Belittle 'Faggot' Server on Receipt

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After a gay server was attacked by customers with a disparaging note, his manager did not take action.

The management of a Texas restaurant has failed to defend an employee against antigay customers.

Two diners at Kelley's Country Cookin', an eatery in the suburbs of Houston, left a disparaging note about a gay server on their receipt last Wednesday.

"Don't want to listen to a faggot through my whole meal," read the scrawl on the top of the receipt.

The message was directed not at their own waiter, but at Blake Butler, a 19-year-old server who was also working that day.

"I just thought it was disgusting," Butler told KTRK, a Houston TV station.

"Everybody's entitled to their own opinion, but instead of leaving the opinion out for everyone to see, just keep it to yourself," he added.

When Butler, who is gay, complained to the manager during this shift, he was disappointed when she did not come to his defense and allowed the slur to go unchallenged.

"Instead of having my back and be like, you know, 'That's my employee. I can't have you talking about my employees like that.' She was like, 'Oh. It's OK. I'm sorry,'" he said.

The owner of Kelley's Country Cookin' later stated that the manager did not know how to handle the situation, but had he been there, he would have talked to the diners about the note.

The situation also forced Butler to come out to his parents this week, since he "didn't want them to find out on the news."

Texas state law does not prohibit discrimination against LGBT employees. In addition, a "license to discriminate" bill, Senate Joint Resolution 10, was introduced this month in the Texas State Senate. If passed, the measure may allow business owners and services greater freedom to refuse to serve LGBT customers or hire LGBT employees if doing so would violate their religious beliefs.

Watch the KTRK report below.

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