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HomoQuotable – David Starkey

“It seems to me that what we are doing is producing a tyrannous new morality that is every bit as oppressive as the old. The way to [handle this] is not to ban them, not to fine them. It is for them simply to put up what seems to me to be a quite proper notice in a small privately …

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ILLINOIS: Bed & Breakfasts Turn Away Gay Couple’s Civil Union Ceremony

Two Illinois bed and breakfast hotels have turned away a gay couple’s request to hold their civil unions ceremony, with one lodging manager emailing the couple to tell them to repent. “We will never host same-sex civil unions. We will never host same-sex weddings even if they become legal in Illinois,” Timber Creek operators told [Todd] Wathen in an e-mail. …

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BRITAIN: Turnabout For Gay Hotels

After a British court fined the owners of a bed-and-breakfast for turning away gay couples, attention has turned to gay hotels and guesthouses who may similarly discourage the patronage of heterosexuals. The Equality and Human Rights Commission is examining whether “gay-only” guesthouses breach new laws designed to prevent people being treated unfairly in the provision of goods or services. Last …

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BBC’s Big Picture Covers Britain’s Anti-Gay Christian Hoteliers Case

This weekend the BBC’s Big Picture covered the recent decision against the British hoteliers who had refused to rent rooms to gay couples. Good discussion here.

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BRITAIN: Christian Hoteliers Lose Right To Deny Rooms To Gay Couples

In what is being hailed as a landmark decision, a British judge has ruled that the Christian owners of a seaside bed and breakfast broke the law when they denied lodging to a gay couple. Peter and Hazelmary Bull did not allow civil partners Martyn Hall and Steven Preddy to use a double room in their Cornwall B&B because it …

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CHINA: 15-Story Hotel Goes Up In Six Days

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Daily Ungrumble

Remember how much I detest those self check-out stations at CVS and elsewhere? Well, I ran into the same thing at a hotel for the first time this weekend in Philadelphia and I must report with chagrin that I actually liked it. No line at the unstaffed front desk, just a quick credit card swipe and the machine spat out …

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Gay Hotel & Nightclub Complex Coming To Manhattan’s West 42nd Street

Today NY1 covered the gay hotel and nightclub complex coming to 42nd Street. I first told you about this back in February, but it doesn’t appear that a whole lot of work has been done since then.

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Evening View – Square Ville

The bathroom in my Montreal hotel room has a square toilet. OK, then.

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SINGAPORE: World’s Most Expensive Hotel Opens With World’s Largest Outdoor Pool

The $6B Marina Sands Hotel opened in Singapore this weekend with a 650-foot infinity pool on the 55th floor. More cool/scary photos here. What global recession?

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WILTON MANORS: Massive Gay Resort Announced For Fort Lauderdale Area

Wilton Manors, the very gay small town just north of Fort Lauderdale, is slated to get a massive new resort. New York-based G Worldwide plans to break ground on a 700,000 square-foot resort at an estimated cost of $80 million in Wilton Manors. The luxury resort, scheduled for completion in 2011, will bring over 500 new jobs to the area …

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The Dirtiest Hotels In America

Via Trip Advisor. Times Square’s Hotel Carter, which ranked #1 for three of the last four years, somehow does not appear on the latest list. 1. Heritage Marina Hotel, San Francisco, California 2. Days Inn Eureka/Six Flags, Eureka, Missouri 3. Tropicana Resort Hotel, Virginia Beach, Virginia 4. Super 8 Virginia Beach/At the Ocean, Virginia Beach, Virginia 5. Quality Inn, Stroudsburg, …

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