On Tuesday in Vonore, TN, a lesbian couple filed a law suit against their neighbors saying they are responsible for the fire that destroyed their home in September. Other charges, according to WBIR.com, include “trespassing and conversion, intentional infliction of emotional distress and malicious harassment.” The couple claims their neighbor has been harassing them since they bought their home in June of 2005. The neighbor has made derogatory statements to them such as, "The only thing better than one dead queer is two dead queers." The couple has court documents to support their claims of harassment from their neighbor. They have called the police several times. However, no charges were filed against their neighbor. At one time the neighbor threatened to poison their dog. Shortly after, their dog was found dead poisoned by some raw meat in his yard. He claimed the dog wandered into his yard, but denies poisoning the dog.
In September, the couple decided to sell their home and went on vacation. While they were gone on vacation, they were notified by the fire officials their house had burned down.
It is terrible that someone should have to endure that type of harassement. The police not taking the matter seriously allowed the situation to escalate into something that should have never happened. The police have a job to do and should leave any and all prejudices aside. What if they had been in the home when the house caught on fire? Them being a lesbian couple has nothing to do with him and he should have let them live their lives in peace. You don't have to agree with someone else's lifestyle. But, you do have to leave them alone and you don't have the right to harass them and make their life miserable.