B&B couple lose appeal

The owners of a Cornish guesthouse who were ordered to pay damages to a gay couple after refusing them a room, have lost their appeal at the Supreme Court.

Latest ITV News reports

B&B couple speak

A Christian couple who refused to allow two gay men from Bristol to share a bed at their guesthouse have lost another round of their legal battle to be cleared of discrimination.

Today the Supreme Court in London ruled they were guilty of discrimination against civil partners Steve Preddy and Martyn Hall.

The guesthouse owners, Peter and Hazelmary Bull, say they have strong religious beliefs about marriage.

Advertisement

Supreme Court will decide on guest house appeal

Peter and Hazelmary Bull ran the Chymorvah Hotel in Marazion. Credit: ITV News West Country

The owners of a Cornish guesthouse who were ordered to pay damages to a gay couple after refusing them a room, will find out if their appeal is successful at the Supreme Court today.

Peter and Hazelmary Bull from Marazion have already lost fights in a county court and the Court of Appeal.

B&B "gay row" couple will have to wait for result

Guesthouse owners Peter and Hazelmary Bull at a previous hearing Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Two Cornish guesthouse owners will have to wait at least eight weeks to find out if their appeal at the Supreme Court was successful.

Peter and Hazelmary Bull were originally made to pay damages to a gay couple they turned away from their bed and breakfast in Marazion in 2008.

The judgement of their appeal has been reserved.

National

Christian B&B owners take appeal to Supreme Court

The owners of a bed and breakfast who refused to let a gay couple share a room in their hotel said they found the whole situation "thoroughly regretful" but have vowed to continue their legal fight.

Hazelmary and Peter Bull are taking their appeal to the Supreme Court tomorrow after they were ordered to pay £3,600 to civil partners Martyn Hall and Steven Preddy in 2008, to the Supreme Court.

Mrs Bull told Daybreak they "clearly stated" they only allowed married, heterosexual couples to share beds in the 28 years they ran the Chymorvah Hotel in Cornwall.

Advertisement