Antigay B&B Owners Head to Supreme Court in U.K.

After booting a gay couple from their hotel, the case heads to a higher court.

BY Diane Anderson-Minshall

August 15 2012 2:04 PM ET

The couples in this dogfight

A Christian couple in the U.K. who refused to allow a gay couple from staying in one of their guesthouse rooms have won the right to take their case to that country's Supreme Court, according to Pink News. Previous court judges have twice ruled Peter and Hazelmary Bull broke the U.K.'s equality laws in refusing business to a gay couple, but they will now appeal to the Supreme Court, which is the highest court in the land, will now let them make an appeal.

The gay couple Martin Hall and Steven Preddy, who have had a civil union, says Pink News's Scott Roberts, successfully sued the business owners for sexual orientation discrimination after they were turned away from the Chymorvah Hotel because the policy forbid "unmarried" couples to share rooms. The judge in that trial awarded Hall and Preddy £3,600.

Supporters of the Bulls say that the country shouldn't be allowed to infringe on their beliefs about marriage.

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