A same-sex couple sued Mr and Mrs Bull because the Bulls’ B&B only allowed married couples to share a double bed. The Bulls based the policy upon their Christian beliefs about marriage and applied it equally to heterosexuals and homosexuals.

The County Court ruled against the Bulls and ordered them to pay damages of £3,600. Appeals to the Court of Appeal and the UK Supreme Court were unsuccessful. Peter and Hazelmary were left with a very uncertain future financially, but won support from Christians across the world because of their consistent and principled stand.

Peter Bull died peacefully in hospital in July 2016, aged 76.

The Christian Institute have been fantastic, not just with all the financial and legal support, but with their prayers and personal support. They are our friends, not just our funders. There’s been a lot of media attention on our case, so their advice with that has been invaluable. We don’t know what we’d have done without them.

Peter and Hazelmary Bull

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