UK Supreme Court set to rule in the case of anti-gay Christian B&B pair
Peter and Hazelmary Bull, the Christian B&B owners who were prosecuted for discriminating against a same-sex couple, will learn on Wednesday if their latest legal challenge at the UK Supreme Court has been successful.
Civil partners Martin Hall and Steven Preddy were turned away from the Chymorvah Hotel near Penzance in 2008 under the Bulls’ policy of not allowing unmarried couples to share rooms.
Judges have twice ruled the Bulls broke equality laws in the running of their business.
Unhappy with the Court of Appeal’s verdict, the Bulls took their case to the UK Supreme Court.
The Bulls have told judges that they think any sex outside of marriage is “a sin” – but deny discriminating against Mr Hall and Mr Preddy.
The court is expected to make its ruling tomorrow morning.
The Equality Act 2010 states that it’s illegal to refuse to provide goods and services based upon a person’s sexual orientation and gender identity.
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