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True love comes in many forms. Like the Mayflower moving company's amour for Robert Irsay one March night in 1984 when he packed up the Colts and moved to Indiana.

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Or Baltimore's lust for Art Modell one November day in 1995 when he chose to rape Cleveland of its Browns.

There's also the kind of love that Mary Kate Morris and Nicole Marchetto share. The type in which these ladies just can't resist kissing in public. A kiss that they claim got them kicked out of the Sept. 26 Ravens/Browns game.

Like all stories of social revolution, it starts with a beer cup being used to store ketchup.

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The Baltimore couple saw a long line at the restroom and decided to buy beer and fries until the line diminished. They spotted a plastic cup on the counter and used it to pour ketchup for the fries.

While waiting for their orders, the couple engaged in what Marchetto characterized as "casual kissing." Almost immediately, she said, a security guard and a supervisor told the women to "stop making a scene." They were warned three times but continued because, according to Marchetto, "the kissing was heartfelt and decent in the real sense and was not any different from what numerous law-abiding straight couples were doing all around us."

Soon afterwards, the security guard demanded to see their driver's licenses, and then the women were told to leave the stadium immediately. When they asked why they had to leave, the guard accused them of first stealing the cup from the concession stand and then accused them of stealing the beer. A Baltimore police officer intervened and told the guards the couple did not steal the beer. The couple has receipts for all the purchases.

Nonetheless, they were forced out of the stadium by three police officers. [Washington Blade]

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