UK: Anti-Gay Landlord Refuses to Rent to Lesbian Couple

This last week, a landlord on the Isle of Man refused to rent a flat to a lesbian couple – Gay Star News reports:

A lesbian couple residing in the Isle of Man was shocked when a landlord said he doesn’t want a same-sex couple moving into his property. Kira Izzard and Laura Cull who have been together for over 4 years were looking forward to moving to a new home next door to their three year old nephew, when their estate agent broke the news over the phone. Cull told Gay Star News: ‘I was really upset and teary as we had our hearts set on that particular house.

Unfortunately, the UK’s housing protection laws don’t help:

The UK Equality Act 2010 that protects LGBT people from discrimination doesn’t apply on the Isle of Man, which is a British Crown Dependency with its own parliament, government and laws.