We’ve heard of disputes alleging religious discrimination by businesses against customers, but often those situations involve the customer having a religious belief or view, instead of the absence of religion altogether. That’s the issue at hand in a charge leveled on behalf of a Wisconsin couple filed against an Illinois inn that they claim wouldn’t let them hold a non-religious wedding ceremony. [More]
A Delaware hotel that caught heat yesterday after reports that it had canceled room reservation booked for a group of homeless people on Christmas night, the hotel has now apologized and reversed course, saying that it will provide lodging for the group through the weekend. [More]
It’s taken three years, but the owners of a B&B are now being ordered to pay a gay couple $4,500 after refusing to rent them a room at their inn, based on the fact that the men were gay. The owners argued before a hearing with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal in Canada that they had a constitutionally protected right to freedom of religion on their side. [More]
Andrew says Orbitz screwed up his trip to New York by booking and charging him for a room at a hotel that couldn’t honor the reservation. He arrived at the hotel at 9 p.m., but there was no room waiting for him. [More]
UPDATE: Looks like this situation has been resolved.
128 students at Washington University in St. Louis are more than a little peeved after finding out their reservations at a Fairmont hotel in downtown Chicago had been canceled, even after the hotel had received their $13,000 deposit. [More]