Bull and Bull v Hall and Preddy [2013] UKSC 73

Posted In: Case Law
  • Legal Body
    UK Supreme Court / House of Lords (UKSC/UKHL)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality, Human Rights
Issues covered: Sexual Orientation; Discrimination; Human Rights

The Appellants appealed against a decision that they had directly discriminated against the Respondents contrary to the Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2007 reg.3 (1) in refusing to let them a double-bedded room. The Appellants where two Christian hoteliers who believed that marriage was between a man and a woman. Their on-line booking form stated that double-bedded rooms were only let to ‘hetero-sexual married couples’. The Respondent’s had not seen this clause when booking into the hotel.

The Appellants denied that they had unlawfully discriminated against the Respondents on the basis of their sexual orientation. They claim that their policy was compatible with their

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This article is correct at 29/11/2013

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