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Hawaii B&B Can't Refuse Lesbian Couple, Appeals Court Says

Law360 (February 26, 2018, 4:34 PM EST) -- A Hawaii appeals court has found that a Honolulu bed-and-breakfast owner is running a business subject to discrimination laws and cannot claim a religious right to refuse to rent a room to a couple for being lesbian.

Lesbian couple Diane Cervelli and Taeko Bufford were denied public accommodation because of their sexual orientation by Aloha Bed & Breakfast in Hawaii.

In an opinion published Friday, a three-judge panel of the state's Intermediate Court of Appeals ruled that the language of state law 489, governing discrimination in...
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