This post was sparked by the recent case of two gay men being denied lodging in a hotel because the hoteliers’ attitude to marriage: only married heterosexual couples have a right to a double bed in the hoteliers’ view.
In a joyful pluralistic society the hoteliers of course have a right to confine themselves to their own ideals in their bedroom. What has happened here is that they have sought to impose their own sense of values on others, in this case the two gay men. The UK 2010 Equality Act has made it quite plain that lodging are outside the area of personal privacy of the owners of those lodgings.
The judge ruled against the hoteliers, though he has given them leave to appeal. Looking at the commentary in the article (linked above) it seems very unlikely that the appeal will succeed.
I see this event as a small step in the direction of eliminating the oppression that such people seek to impose on the rest of us.