Black & Anor v Wilkinson  EWCA Civ 820Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceEWCA Civ 820
Legal BodyEngland and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality
In this case the Court of Appeal upheld a decision of the County Court, which was widely reported at the time, that a B&B owner had discriminated against a homosexual couple by refusing them accommodation.
The Claimants, a homosexual couple who were not in a civil partnership, had booked to stay in a double room in the Defendant’s B&B. The Defendant, who is a committed Christian, refused to let them stay making clear it was because she did not like the idea of two men sharing a bed.
The County Court found that this was unlawful discrimination in the provision of facilities on grounds of sexual orientation contrary to the Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2007. The
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