Recently, owners of a Christian hotel were sued for denying a gay couple the right to share a double room. The article is attached. I would love to hear your thoughts.
Peter and Hazelmary Bull were breaking the law when they denied Martyn Hall and his civil partner Steven Preddy a room at their hotel in Cornwall in September 2008.
Judge Andrew Rutherford made the ruling in a written judgment at Bristol County Court as he awarded the couple £1,800 each in damages.
Mr Hall and Mr Preddy, from Bristol, were seeking up to £5,000 damages claiming sexual orientation discrimination under the Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2007.
At a hearing last month, the Bulls denied the claim, saying they have a long-standing policy of banning all unmarried couples both heterosexual and gay from sharing a bed at the Chymorvah Private Hotel in Marazion near Penzance.
Mr Bull, 70, and his wife, 66, said their policy, operated since they bought the hotel in 1986, is based on their beliefs about marriage and not a hostility to sexual orientation.
Answer by momto2boys973 at 7:09 PM on May. 3, 2011
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 3:46 PM on May. 3, 2011
Answer by gemgem at 3:41 PM on May. 3, 2011
should people be denied a room if the are not gay and just sharing a room??
Bottom line is that it's none of the hotels business if they are going to use both beds or just one!!
Answer by Crafty26 at 3:41 PM on May. 3, 2011
Answer by dullscissors at 3:43 PM on May. 3, 2011
Answer by KateDinVA at 3:44 PM on May. 3, 2011
Oh I am sure they get married people in that place...just not married to each other...its a hotel for goodness sake! The Morality Police probably shouldn't own a hotel. They are just bigoted against gay people.
Answer by ochsamom at 3:55 PM on May. 3, 2011
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 3:49 PM on May. 3, 2011
Answer by ImaginationMama at 4:01 PM on May. 3, 2011
Answer by Freela at 4:10 PM on May. 3, 2011