Gay Couple Wins Lawsuit Against Bed and Breakfast

BY Lucas Grindley

October 19 2012 3:35 PM ET

Michael Black and John Morgan

When a gay couple was told they couldn't have a double room at a bed and breakfast, they sued for discrimination. And on Thursday they won the case, according to the AFP.

But an angry leader of the British National Party was so disappointed by the outcome that he posted the gay couple's address online and encouraged his Twitter followers to go their home and protest.

It all started in March 2010 when Michael Black and John Morgan reserved a room at the Swiss Bed and Breakfast in Cookham, Berkshire. The Christian innkeeper accepted their deposit but refused to let them share a double bed because she said it violated her religion. Now a judge has said it was actually a violation of the law.

In reaction to the ruling, The Guardian reported that BNP leader Nick Griffin went on Twitter asking his followers to find the address of "the 2 bullying 'gay' activists who've won case v Christian B&B owners." When Griffin got it, he then posted it on Twitter and said "a British Justice team" would show up a give them a "bit of drama by way of reminding you that an English couple's home is their castle." He ended it by writing, "Say No to heterophobia!"

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