by Rex Wockner
International News Briefs
Gay couple Martyn Hall and Steve Preddy have sued the Chymorvah Private Hotel in Marazion, Cornwall, England, for not letting them stay in the same room.
They seek #5,000 (US$7,374) in compensation from owners Peter and Hazelmary Bull for “direct discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation.”
The hotel openly flouts the Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2007, which prohibit such discrimination.
“Double bedded accommodation is not available to unmarried couples,” confirms the hotel’s Web site. “As Christians we have a deep regard for marriage (being the union of one man to one woman for life to the exclusion of all others).”