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Oscars Party Pulled from Beverly Hills Hotel Over Brunei's Anti-Gay Laws

Oscars Party Pulled from Beverly Hills Hotel Over Brunei's Anti-Gay Laws

The annual Oscars Night Before Party will not take place at the Beverly Hills Hotel next year for the first time in its twelve year history.

The party is cutting ties with the hotel due to its ties to Brunei where a severe anti-gay penal code was instituted last week.

The Motion Picture & Television Fund expressed to THR that they have “deep concern about the recent enactment of laws in Brunei that call for violent punishment, including amputation and death by stoning, against those engaging in same-sex activity and extramarital sexual relations and those committing adultery. We expressed very clearly that we cannot condone or tolerate these harsh and repressive laws and as a result support a business owned by the Sultan of Brunei or a Brunei sovereign fund associated with the government of Brunei.”

The Beverly Hills Hotel is owned by the Dorchester Collection, which is a company owned by the Sultan of Brunei.

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8 Comments

# 1

Good. Sharia is horrible and I can’t believe it’s still being practiced in this day and age.

# 2

The sultan of Brunei have a son, and his name is Prince Azim. You should Google his name and see for yourself what is come out. I respect religion but I hate the hypocrisy.

# 3

Nice title, it doesn’t matter that women rights could be also eradicated.

# 4

Stoning people in 2014…god these useless back waters are worthless.

# 5

Awesome! That’s what I call making a statement ! Now politicians should take it as an example and they should make it clear that they don’t agree what’s happeniing in Russia and India !

# 6

Good for them for taking a stand. Some of these countries are so backwards, it’s pathetic. I’m talking to you too, Saudi Arabia.

# 7

The Sultan’s tens of billions of dollars of (oil) money is parked in an investment group that owns shopping centers, business complexes, hotels, factories, etc. The Beverly Hills Hotel is just one speck of his holdings, and a historically gay friendly property. Why are we gay people picking on a friend to make this point?

I feel sad for the employees of The Beverly Hills Hotel who will be directly suffering. A lot of them are gay. The hotel has historically been gay-supportive and welcoming for many years, long before it became “fashionable.” It has provided benefits to same sex partners working at the hotel (and now of course married partners too), has donated to gay causes, welcomes same sex marriage ceremonies. It is too bad that a friend of ours has been caught in this crossfire.

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Andalusian Resorts and Spas, Inc. Endorses Protest to Pressure the Government of Brunei to Divest the Beverly Hills Hotel

LAS VEGAS, May 07, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Andalusian Resorts and Spas, Inc. (the “Company”) (symbol: ARSP.PK), announced today that it has endorsed Tuesday’s May 6th vote by The City of Beverly Hills to pressure the government of Brunei to divest from the Beverly Hills Hotel after Brunei’s enactment of Sharia law. The Company is against human rights violations in all countries, not just Brunei. It asks the government of Brunei to divest ownership of hotels and any other properties, and condemns it and other countries that operate under Islamic criminal law against the LGBT global community.

Andalusian would be delighted to begin negotiations to acquire any Hotel property that is prepared to divest ownership and is prepared to take care of the properties’ families as well.

Andalusian Resorts and Spas, Inc. Endorses Protest to Pressure the Government of Brunei to Divest the Beverly Hills Hotel

LAS VEGAS, May 07, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Andalusian Resorts and Spas, Inc. (the “Company”) (symbol: ARSP.PK), announced today that it has endorsed Tuesday’s May 6th vote by The City of Beverly Hills to pressure the government of Brunei to divest from the Beverly Hills Hotel after Brunei’s enactment of Sharia law. The Company is against human rights violations in all countries, not just Brunei. It asks the government of Brunei to divest ownership of hotels and any other properties, and condemns it and other countries that operate under Islamic criminal law against the LGBT global community.

Andalusian would be delighted to begin negotiations to acquire any Hotel property that is prepared to divest ownership and is prepared to take care of the properties’ families as well.

CONTACT:
Andalusian Resorts and Spas, Inc. Frankie Sanchez, 702-522-8846 Director of Marketing Contact fsanchez@andalusianresorts.com

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