Think Progress LGBT
April 23, 2013

Last week, a Hawaii judge ruled that a bed & breakfast broke the law when it refused service to a same-sex couple, a ruling which the National Organization for Marriage took particular exception to. As expected, NOM claimed that the B&B owner was being told he “had NO first amendment rights when it came to renting out rooms at his own business.” And even though Hawaii doesn’t even have marriage equality, NOM suggested that “cases such as this one are only more frequent and harder to fight against where marriage is redefined.” It’s unclear how a change in marriage law would impact the enforcement of nondiscrimination protections, but NOM seems to believe it does.