Hawaii Court Rules Against B&B That Turned Away Lesbians.

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A Hawaii appeals court ruling that a bed and breakfast discriminated against a lesbian couple will stand after the Hawaii Supreme Court declined to take up the case on July 10.

Diane Cervelli and Taeko Bufford of Long Beach, Calif., tried to book a room at Aloha Bed & Breakfast in 2007. When they said they would need just one bed, the B&B's owner canceled the reservation, citing her religious beliefs about LGBTQ people.

"We thought the days when business owners would say, 'we're open to the public--but not to you,' was a thing of the past," Bufford said in a statement to AP after the appeals court's ruling in February. "You don't have to change your beliefs, but you do have to...

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