A campground in Penticton is facing accusations of discrimination after a gay man says he and his friends were told to leave, but the campground says they were breaking occupancy rules.
“Earlier this evening we walked to the beach, Jordan and Justin hand-in-hand,” reads a Friday post to Facebook by Paul Woods.
He says after that he was asked to leave the South Beach campground “because we are four gay men, and apparently this is a “family oriented campground.”
It’s a story the campground disputes.
In it’s own Facebook post, it says the men had registered a single campsite, with room for one tent.
It says when they pitched a second one on the site they were asked to pay more, and then chose to leave the next day on their own.
The post goes on to claim the issue is being presented out of context – with Woods quote “using their personal lifestyle preferences as a result of not wanting to accept our policies”.