Camila Grey, Leisha Hailey

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Add this to the list of air travel snafus.

The L Word's Leisha Hailey has been firing off a storm of tweets today after she and her girlfriend, Camila Grey, were kicked off a Southwest flight. But why?

Well, according to the actress, the duo was discriminated against and was asked to leave because they were kissing. 

"I have been discriminated against by @SouthwestAir. Flt. attendant said that it was a 'family' airline and kissing was not ok," Hailey tweets, "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."

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

Hailey didn't stop there. The Twitter tirade kept going with the television star calling for a boycott, "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."

So what does Southwest have to say about all this?

"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 airline said in a statement. "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. "

Hmmm...Well it looks like whatever actually happened could be released to the public, since The L Word star made sure to get a record of everything that went down.

"Did I mention to @SouthwestAir that I have a lot of their actions recorded on audio and video? RT #boycottSouthwest #discrimination," Hailey tweeted.

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