CORNWALL, U.K. – A gay couple in the United Kingdom is suing the owners of the Chymorvah Private Hotel in Cornwall.
Martin Hall and Steven Preddy claim they were denied a room with a double bed because they are a same-sex couple. They are seeking £5,000 in damages. The owners of the hotel, Peter and Hazelmary Bull say they do not allow any unmarried couples to share a room, gay or straight. Their legal defense is being financed by The Christian Institute in the U.K.
On their website, the Bulls state they will only let heterosexual married couples share rooms.
A month before Hall booked the room, the Bulls were notified by the gay rights charity Stonewall that their policy was in violation of the law.