Heterosexual bed & breakfast in Scotland

The Equality and Human Rights Commission in Scotland has issued the following press release concerning complaints about the Cromasaig Bed and Breakfast website:

Commission concludes ‘heterosexual friendly’ bed and breakfast case

Published: 15 Jun 2017

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) in Scotland has reached a successful conclusion in its case against the owners of a bed and breakfast. The EHRC had received several complaints about the Cromasaig Bed and Breakfast website, which previously stated it is a ‘heterosexual friendly bed and breakfast’.

The website also contained a pictorial version of the statement ‘man + woman = marriage’. The Commission was concerned that these statements were potentially discriminatory.

The EHRC wrote to the owners asking them to remove these phrases from their website. The phrases were not removed and so the Commission asked the Court for an order to require that the phrasing be removed.

The owners of Cromasaig Bed and Breakfast have now voluntarily removed the phrases and the Court action has therefore been halted.”

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