The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom has dismissed the case of Christian owners of a bed and breakfast who refused to accommodate a gay couple.
Peter and Hazlemary Bull were sued and ordered to pay damages for refusing to house a male couple at their establishment, Chymorvah House.
The Bulls appealed to the UK Supreme Court asking for a reasonable accommodation of their religious beliefs.
The couple says their policy is based on their Christian belief that marriage is a union of a man and a woman.
The UK Supreme Court dismissed the case, saying the policy amounted to sexual orientation discrimination.
The ruling is the first of its kind to be handed down by the UK Supreme Court.