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Sexuality Discrinination ?


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I recently tried to book a holiday in a static caravan on a campsite in Blackpool (Lancs)

 

I was refused because they do not accept all 'same sex' parties. This is to guard against roudy stag/hen parties,

 

After explaining that we are a quiet 'gay' couple and not a stag party we were still refused.

 

as a gay couple should we be treated different than a hetrosexual couple ?:confused:

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Do you mean that treating a gay couple differently from a heterosexual couple is illegal or that by refusing a gay couple a caravan the site has acted illegally?

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Well it depends on the reasons that they have refused you, did you get anything in writing?

 

If they have refused you because they dont take same sex parties, well then that is fair enough, they only have your word for it that you are a "quiet gay couple" you might be making up stories (not that i am saying you are ) and end up bringing 5 more rowdy mates.

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From the Stonewall website:

 

"Hotels

Hotels and B&Bs can no longer refuse double rooms to same-sex couples. If you want a double bed, you can have one."

 

You're not a same-sex party, you're a couple and are entitled to a double room. This is treating you differently because of your sexual orientation and is definitely illegal! The same-sex party rule came about because of rooms getting smashed up by stag/hen parties, they can't apply this rule to a couple.

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Well it depends on the reasons that they have refused you, did you get anything in writing?

 

If they have refused you because they dont take same sex parties, well then that is fair enough, they only have your word for it that you are a "quiet gay couple" you might be making up stories (not that i am saying you are ) and end up bringing 5 more rowdy mates.

 

I disagree Lula: such a blanket exclusion couuld not be objectively justified beacuse it would have the obvious effect of excluding gay couples.

 

There are lots of ways that the site could prevent rowdy people from attending, and this is, IMHO, an unlawful means of doing it.

 

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The site are allowed to ban same sex parties but should have changed their tune when they were informed it was a same sex couple. Same sex couples should never be treated differently to a heterosexual couple, would they have said the same if the couple had entered into a civil partnership?

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Just subscribing. Interested in what they are going to say here. It sounds to me live a cover up for discrimination - a lot of christian owned holiday lets were up in arms about this law. Too bad - it's 2007, it they want to be in business, they have to act within the law like the rest of us.

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It's absolutely discrimination - I would phone again, advise them you are recording the call (do it as I bet they won't put it writing) and then let all hell break loose.

 

You can then report them to the police for their discriminatory action.

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You can then report them to the police for their discriminatory action.

 

And what do you expect the police will do?

 

Discrimination law is civil, not criminal. Even if it were criminal law, it would be enforced by the Women & Equality unit or one of its statutory designated bodies, not the police.

 

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The police do have a duty to look into cases of discrimination regarding sexuality - perhaps you are thinking of employment law, which is a civil matter.

All help is merely my opinion only - please seek legal advice if you need to as I am only qualified in SEN law.

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