- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Dayna Morales, a gay former Marine who waits tables in New Jersey, made headlines earlier this month when she said a couple left her an anti-gay message on a credit card slip instead of a tip.

But the family accused of leaving the note has since produced a credit card statement to show they paid a tip, an NBC affiliate in New York reported.

The note Miss Morales initially posted on Facebook said, “I’m sorry but I cannot tip because I do not agree with your lifestyle.”

People from all over the state visited Gallop Asian Bistro in Bridgewater to make up for the tip for which Miss Morales was supposedly stiffed. She even announced that she would donate the money she received to Wounded Warrior Project.


The husband and wife, who asked to remain anonymous, showed NBC a customer copy of a receipt that appeared to be printed at the same exact time for the same $93.55 total, except with an $18 tip, the station said.

They also provided a document they said was a Visa bill, which shows their card was charged for a total of $111.55.

“We’ve never not left a tip when someone gave good service, and we would never leave a note like that,” the wife said. “I just felt like people have a right to know that it’s fine if people want to donate to her or to the Wounded Warriors, but they’re doing it under a false pretense.”

The husband even said he didn’t vote for Gov. Chris Christie because of his stance on gay marriage.

“Never would a message like that come from us,” he told NBC.

Miss Morales insisted she didn’t write the note.

“I don’t know, all I know is what I’ve been saying,” she said.

The Facebook post by Miss Morales that started the firestorm has since been removed, along with most of her timeline, the New York Post notes.

The restaurant would not produce the original receipt and could not explain the charge on the family’s bill, NBC reported.