Skip to comments.Christian B&B Owners Lose UK Supreme Court Appeal
Posted on 11/28/2013 3:08:33 PM PST by marshmallow
The U.K. Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by Christian bed-and-breakfast owners that only allows married couples to share a double bed.
Owners Peter and Hazelmary Bull had been successfully sued by gay couple Martyn Hall and Steven Preddy and were ordered to pay £3,600 (about $5,800) in damages.
The Bulls say their policywhich was applied to heterosexuals as well as homosexualsis based on their sincere Christian belief that marriage is the union of a man and a woman.
Peter and Hazelmary Bull had appealed to the Supreme Court, asking for a reasonable accommodation of their religious beliefs.
But five judges all said the policy amounted to sexual orientation discrimination and dismissed the Bulls case.
Three judges said it amounted to direct discrimination, and two said it was indirect discrimination that, in this case, was not justified.
The lead decision was written by Deputy President of the Court Lady Hale, who in the past has argued that marriage serves no useful purposes.
Hazelmary Bull says she is deeply disappointed and saddened by the ruling, which is the first of its kind to be handed down by the U.K. Supreme Court.
She adds, We are just ordinary Christians who believe in the importance of marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
Our B&B is not just our business, its our home. All we have ever tried to do is live according to our own values, under our own roof.
These beliefs are not based on hostility to anyonewe certainly bear no ill will to Steven and Martyn. Our policy is based on our sincere beliefs about marriage.
Britain ought to be a country of freedom and tolerance, but it seems religious beliefs must play second fiddle to the new orthodoxy of political correctness.
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Gee read the comments section - so many there are saying that they lost because God is against them for being haters or stiff necked. It is now religiously correct to be gay and to be opposed is sin. How sick is England. No wonder they are also infested by Muslim scum as well. Those who stand for nothing will stand for anything
It can’t be long now!
“Our B&B is also our home.”
“Your B&B—and therefore your home—is a public utility, subject to the political whims of the elite.”
The Christians are seen as the enemy, it was only a matter of time. We must stay strong in our Faith.
how were those people damaged?
According to the Bible, homosexuality is not the problem: it's the punishment.
We should help the B&B owner and tell them that they got friends in the USA!