I am glad to see this couple are making an appeal against their conviction that was a "Breakthrough" case that was aimed at persecuting all businesses who won't completely change their policies to appease a minority. What i am sad to say though is that their appeal is doomed to failure before it has even started. Their trial was designed to earn them a conviction, in order to secure a "Special Rights" status that has previously only been enjoyed by immigrants, for the gay community. They did not receive a fair trial and they will not receive a fair appeal hearing. The equalities industry has stitched them right up.
For those of you not in the know of what i am talking about, i speak of a case where the Equalities industry sent a gay couple called Martyn Hall and Steven Preddy into the Chymorvah Guest House in Marazion, Cornwall knowing that the lovely, elderly Christian couple called Peter and Hazelmary Bull who run the place had a policy that unmarried couples where not allowed to share a room. This policy also applied to straight couples as well as gays, but that was completely disregarded by the courts who had their own equalities agenda. Another thing that was completely ignored by the showtrial was the fact that the couple where not told they couldn't stay there, they where offered two seperate rooms.
So these two gay men had gone into this guest house with an aim of finding something they could get offended over, and when they where told that the same rules that apply to straight couples would also apply to them that was all they needed to sue them, their case.funded by the Commision of Equalities and Human Rights (who in turn are funded by the taxpayer, so in reality this elderly couple where sued by Steven Preddy and Martyn Hall who where using taxpayers money to fund their case.)
So there you have it folks. Gone are the days when the proprietor a Guest House can enforce company policy about unmarried couples in case someone gets offended and sues him.
These same rules don't apply to Guest Houses owned by gays though. For example, the Hamilton House in Bournemouth who's website can be found here:
somehow get away with enforcing a policy of not allowing women to stay. I am sure that if a straight man was looking to spend a night there and let his sexual preference be known and that he isn't interested in having sexual contact with other men then he would also find himself out of luck and the place has no vacancies. Not only do they "Get Away With It", but according to their website, they have the full blessing of the EHRC, the same government body who funded a lawsuit against the lovely, elderly, religious couple Peter and Hazelmary Bull.
Let's compare the two and see who deserves to be sued.
The Chymorvah Guest House in Marazion, Cornwall is ran by a lovely, elderly Christian couple called Peter and Hazelmary Bull. They are very religious and believe in the value of marraige. They don't believe an unmarried couple of any sexual orientation should be allowed to share a bed and therefore won't allow it under their roof (or didn't until the government forced them to). So therefore an unmarried couple can stay in their guest house, just not in the same room.
The Hamilton Hall is owned by a gynophobic, heterosexist deviant called John Bellamy and his male partner. There is a pornographic image of him in every room for all guests to look at and he describes himself as "A Master Of Sexuality" or even "A Sex Guru". This man clearly has sex on the brain, he is sex mad and his interest in his clients is clearly more than on a professional level. A hetrosexual couple, married or unmarried, would be turned away from his guest house purely on the grounds of their sexual orientation. He would turn women away purely on the grounds of their gender.
The government funded the first couple to be sued, whilst giving the second couple their approval.
I point out that if a straight man who ran a guest house left a naked photograph of himself in one of his hotel rooms for one of his straight female guests to find and took the same sexual interest in his straight female guests that Mr Bellamy does his gay, male ones then hopefully he would be arrested and put in prison. Conversely, if i was to check into a guest house and there was a full on beaver shot of the middle aged woman who was running the place, framed, polished and on the bedside table i think that would freak me out and make me dial 999, So why does he get away with things that straight people of a different sexual orientation would get sued and/or imprisoned for?
The law is an ass.