Friday, 10 February 2012

Guesthouse owners lose appeal over gay couple ban | This is Cornwall

Guesthouse owners lose appeal over gay couple ban | This is Cornwall

This story seems to have been running for years. These two clowns live about three miles away from me, and run the guest house my grandfather used to frequent many years ago.

I hate the fact that homophobia and intolerance still exists in this country, but I guess the prevalence of traditional Christian values are still used to justify such behaviour.

With any luck, this will be the last I hear of the story.

Two Christian guest-house owners who were ordered to pay damages after refusing to allow a gay couple to stay in a double room lost their appeal today.
The challenge by Peter and Hazelmary Bull, who run Chymorvah House in Marazion, Cornwall, was rejected by three judges in the Court of Appeal in London.

They had appealed against a conclusion by a judge at Bristol County Court that they acted unlawfully when they turned away Martyn Hall and his civil partner Steven Preddy in September 2008.
Judge Andrew Rutherford ruled in January last year that the Bulls had breached equality legislation and ordered them to pay the couple a total of £3,600 damages.
The appeal judges heard that the Bulls thought any sex outside marriage was a “sin”, but denied they had discriminated against Mr Hall and Mr Preddy, from Bristol.
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1 comment:

  1. Wow. I remember this case. I had presumed it was settled long ago!


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