Madrid Restaurant Fined for Refusing to Host Gay Wedding Reception

Country: Spain

Date of incident: December 29, 2006

Category: Government Restrictions

Attack against: Morals

Area of case: Governmental



The La Favorita restaurant in Madrid has been fined 12,000 € by the City Hall for refusing to serve a gay wedding party, according to the El Mundo newspaper. The council considers that the owners have committed a ‘serious infraction’ and is guilty of discrimination.

The fine imposed could range between 3,000 and 15,000 €.
The owners say they will appeal the decision, while the couple say they do not want the matter to reach the courts.
Sources:
In English:
http://www.typicallyspanish.com/news/publish/article_8169.shtml

In Spanish:
http://www.elmundo.es/elmundo/2006/10/06/madrid/1160150226.html
http://www.elmundo.es/elmundo/2006/12/28/madrid/1167340339.html
http://sociedad.elpais.com/sociedad/2006/12/29/actualidad/1167346805_850215.html