A Christian couple in Cornwall, England, who were ordered by the Bristol County Court to pay more than $5,700 in damages to a gay couple to whom they
refused to rent a double room at their bed-and-breakfast likely will take their case to the Court of Appeal with backing from the Christian Institute.
Peter and Hazelmary Bull were found guilty of violating the United Kingdom’s ban on sexual-orientation discrimination in public accommodations when they
told civil partners Martyn Hall and Steven Preddy that they would not be allowed to sleep together.
In their defense, the Bulls claimed they apply the same policy to unmarried heterosexual couples who seek to check into their lodging.