Family says they tipped lesbian server, didn't leave note

Dayna Morales, a former Marine, is a server at Gallop Asian Bistro in Bridgewater, N.J. (Facebook...

Dayna Morales, a former Marine, is a server at Gallop Asian Bistro in Bridgewater, N.J. (Facebook Photo)

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A New Jersey family says a story about how they refused to leave a tip because they didn't "agree" with their lesbian waitress' lifestyle is false, and they have the receipt and Visa statement to prove it.

Dayna Morales, a former Marine, was serving a family with two children Nov. 13 at the Gallop Asian Bistro in Bridgewater, N.J., she wrote on the Facebook page for Have a Gay Day.

"As I introduce myself and tell them my name is Dayna, the mom proceeds to look at me and say, 'Oh I thought you were gonna say your name is Dan. You sure surprised us,'" Morales wrote.

After dinner, the woman allegedly wrote on the receipt: "I'm sorry but I cannot tip because I do not agree with your lifestyle and the way you live your life."

But a family came forward to NBC 4 New York with a Gallop Asian Bistro receipt printed with the same time, date and total, except with an $18 tip and no note.

They also showed NBC a statement showing their credit card was charged $111.55.

Never would a message like that come from us," the husband said, adding he didn't vote for Gov. Chris Christie because he is anti-same-sex marriage.

The family said the hostess told them their server would be "Dan," and when they saw Morales, the wife said: "Whoa, you're not Dan."

When contacted, Morales said she did not receive a tip and denied the handwriting on the receipt was hers.

The restaurant could not produce the original ticket and said it is investigating what happened.


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