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Britain’s Leading Homophobic Hotel Owners Will Appeal Judgment

With the Christian Institute footing the bill, Peter and Hazelmary Bull, the Christian owners of Britain’s Chymorvah Private Hotel, will appeal the $5,700 court judgment against them, which found them in violation of the Equality Act, which bars business owners from discriminating against customers based on sexual orientation.

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4 Comments

  • B

    This is actually good news – assuming they lose as expected.
    The “Christian Institute” will be throwing money away, and
    could end up paying the full court costs. That means they’ll
    have less money available to cause trouble.

  • mark c

    So if I read everything and understood it correctly, they only allow straight married couples in their little hotel.
    But they don’t ask for a marriage license upon check in to verify marital status.
    Hmmm – if they are so worried about marital status, why don’t they verify upon any couple’s arrival?
    If I checked in alone, could I have a guest in my room, for like, an hour or so?
    You know, a sex worker? How does that work?
    This pair is so out of line – why are they even in the hotel business?

  • B

    No. 2 · mark c wrote, “This pair is so out of line – why are they even in the hotel business?”

    I have a feeling they may not be in the hotel business for long. Sometimes it takes a bit of time before the inevitable happens.

  • Cam

    “So if I read everything and understood it correctly, they only allow straight married couples in their little hotel.But they don’t ask for a marriage license upon check in to verify marital status.”
    ______________-

    Actually the gay couple were in an official civil partnership, which in Britain, gays have been told that this is exactly the same as a marriage legally.

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