Discrimination Law Trumps Religious Convictions
10 May 2012
The Court of Appeal has upheld the decision of the High Court that a Christian couple who refused to allow a homosexual couple to share a bed at their hotel had unlawfully discriminated against them.
The hotel owners refused double-bedded accommodation to unmarried couples on religious grounds. When the homosexual couple, who are civil partners, sought a room for the night, they were also refused.
The Court confirmed that if a person wishes to run a business, it must be run in accordance with the law, no matter what their individual personal beliefs may be.
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