Thursday, July 12, 2018

Hawaii Supreme Court Denies Review In Cse of B&B's Refusal To Rent To Lesbian Couple

In an Order (full text) entered July 10, the Hawaii Supreme Court in Cervelli v. Aloha Bed & Breakfast denied certiorari.  In the case, a Hawaii sate appeals court (see prior posting) held that a 3-room bed & breakfast violated the state's public accommodation law when the B&B owner refused on religious grounds to accept a room reservation from a lesbian couple.  The appeals court also rejected privacy and free exercise defenses. AP reports on the state Supreme Court's denial of review. [Thanks to Tom Rutledge for the lead.]