A recent Court of Appeal ruling has found that hotel owners directly discriminated against a gay couple. The Equality and Human Rights Commission has defended the appeal. In the case, Mr. and Mrs. Bull appealed a county court decision in which it was found that they should not have refused lodging to Mr Preddy and Mr Hall in their hotel. The owners held that they had a hotel rule in which based on their Christian faith they were not allowed to lodge unmarried couples to share a double room. The Court of Appeals agreed with the lower court’s decision in that the hotel’s rule directly discriminated against civil partners. As such, they were found to be treated differently because of their sexual orientation. Read More
Currently, discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation is not protected by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, but this law does makes it illegal to discriminate against someone on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. Additionally, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) does not enforce the protections that prohibit discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation. Please visit the EEOC’s website for more information.
It is challenging and stressful when people are subjected to racism or discrimination, especially in a nation that was created on premises such as equal rights for all. The lawyers at Leeds Morelli & Brown, PC, located in Nassau County, New York, have fought against discrimination for over two decades with much success. If you have been a victim of discrimination because of your age, gender, race, or sexual orientation, call 1-800-585-4658 to schedule an appointment for free consultation.