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In the news and all over the blogosphere this week, Leisha Hailey, star of 'The L Word' and one-half of the band Uh Huh Her, took to her Twitter account, obviously upset after being kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight.

The reason? Kissing her fashion editor girlfriend Nina Garduno.

"The L Word" star Leisha Hailey has harsh words for Southwest Airlines

A day after getting booted off a Southwest Airlines jet for "excessive" PDA, "The L Word" star Leisha Hailey and her girlfriend Camila Grey are insisting that they shared "an innocent kiss" and did not deserve such poor treatment by the airline.

The airline said in a news release posted on its website: “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.”

LETTER TO THE COMMUNITY: Southwest Airlines pilot apologizes for slurs and insults

Editor's note: SDGLN is running this letter to the community from Capt. James Taylor, the Southwest Airlines pilot whose shocking insults and slurs were heard over an open mic. He was temporarily suspended by the airline for the abusive language. Capt. Taylor says that he has learned his lesson.

To All Southwest Airlines Flight Attendants and all Employees:

Because of the impact of my comments, I wanted to communicate with you directly.

Letter to the Editor: Southwest flight attendants angered by pilot's slurs

Editor's note: Southwest Airlines has disciplined a pilot whose profanity-laden rant about flight attendants was heard by air traffic controllers and other airplane crews. The pilot, who was on a March 25 flight from Austin, Texas, to San Diego, made offensive insults about gays, grannies and overweight people, among others. The two-minute rant was caught on an open mic.