UK Christian B&B Owners Lose Appeal to Supreme Court

Author: , November 27th, 2013

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The Christian guesthouse owners who banned a gay couple from sleeping in a double room has lost their Supreme Court appeal. Hazelmary and Peter Bull refused to let civil partners Steven Preddy and Martyn Hall stay at Chymorvah House in Marazion in Cornwall, England in 2008.

The British couple, who regard any sex outside marriage as a ‘sin’, have already lost their fight in the Court of Appeal.

Five Supreme Court judges unanimously ruled against the guesthouse owners, saying the Bulls had discriminated against the gay couple.

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British Christian B&B to Go Non-Profit to Avoid Having to Accept Gay Couples

Author: , March 21st, 2013

A Christian group is advising a Christian couple who owns a B&B in Cornwall to change their business to allow them to legally discriminate against gays and lesbians. Gay Star News reports:

It follows after almost five years after civil partners Martyn Hall and Steve Preddy, who were denied a double room in the guesthouse, filed a case against the Bulls. The Christian Institute financed the Bull’s defence in 2009, saying: ‘They had to find a way of still running a business so they can pay their mortgage without compromising their beliefs’. They lost the case, and the appeal, and were ordered to pay #3600 ($5500 [euro]4200) in damages.

In order to trade without any further legal action the Bull’s sought out further support from the institute. Speaking to The Cornishmen newspaper, Bull said she was advised by the Christian Institute on how to form a limited company, which they were able to do by stating that anyone coming to stay here would be expected to ‘abide by our Bible-based beliefs’.

Interesting.

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UK: Christian Hotel Owners Appeal Ruling

Author: , November 10th, 2011

United Kingdom Gay Travel LawsuitA Christian couple who did not let a gay couple have a double room in their hotel have appealed against a ruling that they acted unlawfully.

Peter and Hazelmary Bull refused to allow civil partners Steven Preddy and Martyn Hall, from Bristol, the room at Chymorvah House in Cornwall in 2008.

The Bulls, from Marazion, were ordered in January to pay #3,600 in damages. At the Court of Appeal in London, the Bulls said that they were entitled to hold “outdated” religious beliefs.

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UK: Anti Gay Hotel Owners to Appeal Ruling Against Them

Author: , January 28th, 2011

The Christian owners of a Cornwall hotel are appealing the judgement which ordered them to pay costs to a gay couple who they refused a double room.

The Christian Institute is reported to be funding the appeal of Peter and Hazelmary Bull of the Chymorvah Hotel, who said they did not believe unmarried couples should share a room.

Martyn Hall and his civil partner Steven Preddy, from Bristol, said it was “direct discrimination” and the Bulls were ordered to pay them #1,800 each at Bristol County Court earlier this month.

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