Just to prove what a muddle the SORS are…
This wonderful piece in today’s London Times:
The hotels, which cater for the thriving â€œexclusively gayâ€ tourism market, say that they should be exempt from the Sexual Orientation Regulations as they will be forced to accept heterosexual guests. Some say that a ban on â€œgay onlyâ€ advertising could put them out of business. There were also concerns that some heterosexual couples might be unhappy if they unwittingly booked into a gay hotel. John Bellamy, who runs Hamilton Hall, in Bournemouth, described the new laws as â€œdiscrimination against gaysâ€. He said: â€œWe are a unique venue and we only admit gay and bisexual men. Under this law, we would go out of business. This so-called anti-discrimination law is actually discriminatory as it discriminates against gays.â€
It would be funny if I wasn’t so serious. The folks who have framed this legislation haven’t really thought it through have they? I for one would not want to take my wife to Hamilton Hall, but it is an interesting point that Bellamy is making. Who’s going to be the first person to bring a test case on this one?