Branson Lesbian Couple Sues Bed & Bre...

Branson Lesbian Couple Sues Bed & Breakfast

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BransonLesbianCo uple Sues

Ozark, MO

#1 Apr 17, 2013
Branson Lesbian Couple Sues Bed & Breakfast

A judge has ruled a Branson bed and breakfast violated the law when two women were denied a room because they're gay.

The Taney County Circuit Court judge ruled in favor of a Southern California couple who sued Branson Bed & Breakfast for discrimination in 2011,

Lambda Legal announced Monday.

In 2007, Diane Campbell and Tammy Buford tried to book a room at the bed and breakfast because it's in Branson West,
the same neighborhood where the friend they were visiting lived.

When Campbell specified they would need one bed, the owner asked if they were lesbians.

Campbell responded truthfully and the owner said she was uncomfortable having lesbians in her house because of her Baptist religious views,
the lawsuit said.

The bed and breakfast violated the state public accommodations law and is ordered to stop discriminating against same-sex couples, according to the ruling dated April 11,2013.

The public accommodations law prohibits establishments that provide lodging to transient guests from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religion, disability and sex --including gender identity or expression.

Jim Hoochie, a Branson attorney representing the bed and breakfast's owner said Monday the ruling doesn't consider her First Amendment rights.

"The public needs to be aware of this decision because it has far-reaching consequences," he said.

The Branson Civil Rights Commission joined the lawsuit.

"The court's decision is based on Taney County's strong state civil rights laws which prohibit discrimination,"

commission Executive Director William Huskey said. "When visitors or residents are subjected to discrimination, they suffer the sting of indignity, humiliation and outrage, but we are all demeaned and our society diminished by unlawful discrimination."

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JPM

Forsyth, MO

#2 Apr 19, 2013
Is this Bed and Breakfast in Branson or Branson West? Two different towns.
Liar

Ozark, MO

#3 Apr 19, 2013
This person made this story up, so does it even matter?
Lesbian Couple Sues B-B

Ozark, MO

#4 Apr 20, 2013
In 2007, Diane Campbell and Tammy Buford tried to book a room at the bed and breakfast because it's in Branson West,
the same neighborhood where the friend they were visiting lived.

That was what I wrote up above, I am so sorry that you can type but you cannot read. I will be glad to tutor you,teach you how to read, FREE OF CHARGE, if you so desire.

Ralph Waldo Emerson said:'all it takes to have a friend is to be one'.........FIRST!

Thank You-----have a great day!
JPM wrote:
Is this Bed and Breakfast in Branson or Branson West? Two different towns.

Since: Oct 12

Branson, MO

#5 Apr 20, 2013
(QUOTE) who="Lesbian Couple Sues B-B"]In 2007"
Thanks doorknob
J Harold Daggett Attorney

Ozark, MO

#6 Apr 21, 2013
Calling people disparaging names can result in a lawsuit.
Hank Lucky wrote:
(QUOTE) who="Lesbian Couple Sues B-B"]In 2007"
Thanks doorknob
Casting aspersions on a person is not permitted in the USA.
Doorknobs are the dirtiest things imaginable, as they carry myriads of germs.
My client is not a dirty-germ laden person.
So, in the name of justice we insist that you cease and desist
from casting aspersions and name calling, or you might see us in court.

Sincerely

J. Harold Daggett
Attorney at Law
Taney County Resident

Branson, MO

#7 Apr 22, 2013
J Harold Daggett Attorney wrote:
Calling people disparaging names can result in a lawsuit.
<quoted text>
Casting aspersions on a person is not permitted in the USA.
Doorknobs are the dirtiest things imaginable, as they carry myriads of germs.
My client is not a dirty-germ laden person.
So, in the name of justice we insist that you cease and desist
from casting aspersions and name calling, or you might see us in court.
Sincerely
J. Harold Daggett
Attorney at Law
You call yourself an attorney..just as bad as a doorknob. so what are you going to do...sue yourself?
J Harold Daggett PC LLC

Ozark, MO

#8 Apr 22, 2013
I have a lawsuit against you too, ready to be filed.
Taney County Resident wrote:
<quoted text>
You call yourself an attorney..just as bad as a doorknob. so what are you going to do...sue yourself?
J Harold Daggett Attorney wrote:

Calling people disparaging names can result in a lawsuit.

Casting aspersions on a person is not permitted in the USA.
Doorknobs are the dirtiest things imaginable, as they carry myriads of germs.

My client is not a dirty-germ laden person.
So, in the name of justice we insist that you cease and desist
from casting aspersions and name calling, or you might see us in court.

Sincerely
J. Harold Daggett
Attorney at Law-PC-LLC

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