Tuesday, January 18, 2011

British Judge Fines Hotel Owners for Refusing to Give a Room to a Gay Couple

"Peter & Hazelmary Bull, British Hotel Owners, Fined For Refusing Gay Couple A Room "

"LONDON — A British judge has fined a Christian couple for refusing to allow a gay couple the use of a double room at their hotel in southern England.

Judge Andrew Rutherford says Peter and Hazelmary Bull broke the law when they turned away Martyn Hall and his partner Steven Preddy in late 2008

Bull and his wife cited religious objections, but insisted their policy was not solely aimed at homosexuals but all unmarried couples.

Equality campaigners condemned the Bulls' decision.

In a written ruling at Bristol County Court on Tuesday, Rutherford awarded the gay couple 1,800 pounds (about $2,900) each in damages."


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