Sex Work

Hotel Cannot Ban Prostitute From Using Rooms For Business

A ruling from an Australian court says that a prostitute was unfairly discriminated against when a hotel managed refused to give her a room.

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The ruling has stunned hotel and motel owners, who thought they had a right to decide what sort of businesses were operating from their premises.

The prostitute, identified only as GK, went to Australia's courts alleging discimination after being banned from the Drovers Rest Motel in the coal mining town of Moranbah in Queensland.

The prostitute stayed at the motel 17 times in two years before the owners discovered in 2010 that she was bringing clients to her room. She was then banned from staying there.