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Supreme Ct. rejects anti-gay B&B's appeal
2019-03-19

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On March 18, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal of Phyllis Young—who runs the three-room Aloha Bed & Breakfast in Honolulu—who turned away a lesbian couple due to her Christian beliefs.

A state court ruled that Young violated Hawaii's public-accommodation law—which, among other things, bans discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation—when she would not allow Diane Cervilli and Taeko Bufford to reside at the B&B in 2007.

The Supreme Court's action came nine months after it sided, on very narrow grounds, with a Colorado baker who cited his religious beliefs in refusing to make a wedding cake for a male same-sex couple.


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