Martyn Hall, a homosexual living with his civil partner Steven Preddy, has lodged an unprecedented county court claim for £5,000 in damages, alleging ‘direct discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation’ against the Christian hotel owners, Peter and Hazelmary Bull.
The claim is under the new Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2007, which made it unlawful to refuse a person goods or facilities on the grounds of their sexual orientation.
Martin Hall and Steven Preddy, from Bristol, booked a room at the Chymorvah Private Hotel in Marazion, Cornwall, in September 2008, but when they arrived at the location, they were told that only married heterosexual couples could stay in the same room.
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It is time to get rid of the "Sexual Orientation Regulations". They don't work. How can a government create laws which protect a disordered lifestyle? These people need help in overcoming their same sex attraction not an array of laws to encourage them in their disorder.
The hotel owners are right in refusing to allow two men to stay in the same room. Same sex attraction is a disorder and renting a room to them only encourages this. It's a bit like allowing an alcoholic to look after a bottle shop for a while. The situation makes it hard for him to remain free from temptation.