A lesbian couple have been turned away from a Whangarei guesthouse that refused to let them share a bed.Yet another complaint of this nature since marriage was
Jane Collison, 30, and Paula Knight, 45, made an online booking for a room with a king-sized bed at the Pilgrim Planet Lodge.
But when they arrived on Tuesday, they were told only rooms with single beds were available.
When they queried the booking, the owner eventually told them the booking was correct, but she was offended by same-sex couples sleeping in the same bed. She would not even let them push two singles together.
They eventually found accommodation 50 kilometres away.
Ms Collison has filed a complaint with the Human Rights Commission. It is illegal under the Human Rights Act to discriminate against someone in the provision of goods and services because of their sexual orientation.
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