Gay couple win Berkshire B&B refusal case

5th November 2012

Gay couple win Berkshire B&B refusal case Last month it was ruled that a gay couple who were turned away from a bed and breakfast in Berkshire were discriminated against.

When they arrived in March 2010, owners would not let them stay in a room with a double bed. Michael Black and John Morgan have now been awarded £1,800 each at Reading County Court for “injury to feelings”.

James Welch, from civil rights group Liberty which took up the men's case, said: “It is simply unacceptable for people running a business to refuse to provide a service because of someone's sexual orientation.”

This verdict comes as a similar case in Cornwall awaits a Supreme Court hearing.

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