Discrimination law trumps religious convictions

Posted: 2nd March 2012

The Court of Appeal has confirmed 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 habitually 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, they must do so in accordance with the law, no matter what their individual personal beliefs may be.