OUT, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) health and well-being group in Pretoria, welcomes the Alberton Magistrates Court’s ruling on 30 July 2012 affirming the right of a lesbian couple to book a venue to celebrate their civil union, and for its award of R20,000 to OUT.

Sitting as an Equality Court, the Court ruled that ShaMani, a function venue in Alberton, unfairly discriminated against a lesbian couple - Francis and Liani Buitendag. The Court ordered ShaMani to pay R20,000 to OUT.

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