Gay ban hotel owners appealing to Supreme Court

Owners of British hotel who refused gay couple a room take case to Supreme Court

Gay ban hotel owners appealing to Supreme Court
15 August 2012

The Christian owners of a hotel in England who lost an appeal to be allowed to refuse gay couples will take their case to the Supreme Court.

Civil partners Martyn Hall and Steven Preddy were turned away from the Chymorvah Hotel near Penzance, Cornwall, in 2010 by devout owners Peter and Hazelmary Bull.

In January 2011 a judge at Bristol County Court ruled that the Bulls’ behavior amounted to direct discrimination and awarded £3,600 in damages to the couple.

However, despite the UK Court of Appeal’s decision to uphold the landmark ruling, Britain’s Supreme Court, the highest in the country, has agreed to hear their case.

Gay Star News were unable to contact the Bulls but in March they told the BBC that the law had ‘gone too far’.

The Christian Institute said it is financially backing the Bulls’ case.

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