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Supreme Court rejects Hawaii B&B owner who denied room to gay couple

Diane Cervelli and Taeko Bufford say their first choice for lodging in Hawaii discriminated...
Diane Cervelli and Taeko Bufford say their first choice for lodging in Hawaii discriminated against them. (Image: Hawaii News Now/file)
Published: Mar. 18, 2019 at 5:51 AM HST
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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is rejecting an appeal from a Hawaii bed and breakfast that wouldn't rent a room to a lesbian couple.

The justices on Monday are leaving in place Hawaiian state court rulings that found the Aloha Bed & Breakfast in Honolulu violated Hawaii’s anti-discrimination law by turning the couple away.

Owner Phyllis Young had argued she should be allowed to turn away gay couples because of her religious beliefs.

[Read more: Appeals court upholds ruling against B&B owner who refused room to gay couple]

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