Christian guesthouse couple win right to appeal

Christian guesthouse-owners who would not allow a gay couple to stay in one of their double bedrooms, have won the right to take their case to the Supreme Court, the highest court in the UK .

Peter and Hazelmary Bull. Credit: PA

The Court of Appeal previously dismissed a challenge brought by Peter and Hazelmary Bull, who own Chymorvah House in Cornwall, against a ruling that they broke equality laws when they did not allow Martyn Hall and his partner Steven Preddy to stay in one of their double bedrooms in September 2008.

The appeal court upheld the finding of Judge Andrew Rutherford at Bristol County Court in January 2011 that the Bulls had discriminated against the gay couple - who were given a total of £3,600 in damages.