Ah here :-
Naturally, my husband and I are disappointed to have lost the case and to have been ordered to pay £3,600 in damages for injury to feelings. We have the option to appeal, and we will give that serious consideration.
We believe a person should be free to act upon their sincere beliefs about marriage under their own roof without living in fear of the law. Equality laws have gone too far when they start to intrude into a family home.
People’s beliefs about marriage are coming under increasing attack, and I am concerned about people’s freedom to speak and act upon these beliefs. I am a Christian, not just on a Sunday in church, but in every area of my life – as Jesus expects from his followers.
That’s all I was trying to do and I think it’s quite wrong to punish me for that, especially after enduring over two years of vile abuse and threats. [link]
The background is a couple who ran a B&B from their family home who were sued for refusing to allow a homosexual couple to share a double room. It has become a world wide example feeding the growing roman catholic persecution complex.
When you run a business from your home, you take on additional responsibilities, not less. If I served poor food at home, I would feel very aggrieved over being sued. If I opened a B&B in my home and served poor food, I would feel somewhat less aggrieved over being sued because I have additional responsibilities.
The "it's my family home" defense is a bad defense.