Gay couple win their case in B&B discrimination

January 18, 2011 at 2:36 pm Leave a comment

In December last year, we brought you the story of gay couple Martyn Hall and Steven Preddy, who were denied a night’s accommodation at a Cornwall B&B because of the owner’s religious convictions.

Today, Sky News have reported that the couple have won their case, and were awarded £1,800 each in damages by a judge who said the B&B owners were breaking the law in refusing the two men a room.

They said, “We’re really pleased that the judge has confirmed what we already know – that in these circumstances our civil partnership has the same status in law as a marriage between a man and a woman, and that, regardless of each person’s religious beliefs, no-one is above the law.”

Outside Bristol County Court, Mrs Bull described the outcome as disappointing.

“Our double-bed policy was based on our sincere beliefs about marriage, not hostility to anybody,” she said.

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