Udo Voigt, chairman of Germany's National Demcrocratic Party, is "preparing to appeal to the German Federal Court of Justice (BGH) in Karlsruhe, after he was allegedly barred from a hotel for his political views," according to The Local.
Reports the paper:
Voigt's wife booked four days in the Hotel Esplanade in the eastern German spa town of Bad Saarow in December 2009, but the hotel refused to accept the booking, saying that Voigt's "political beliefs" meant that the hotel could not fulfil its aim of "providing every single guest with an excellent wellness experience."
Voigt's legal complaints have been unsuccessful so far, and according to a report on news magazine Der Spiegel's website on Sunday, he is planning to appeal to the BGH next Friday.
His lawyer countered the hotel's decision by saying that other guests could be disturbed by the presence of "black Africans, Muslims and severely disabled people."
An excellent point -- being in the general vicinity of a wheelchair-bound guest is not entirely unlike soaking in the hot tub next to a man who distributed a booklet during the 2006 World Cup championships titled, "White! Not just the jersey color! For a real national team."
Hmm, sorta takes the teeth out of Voight's attorney's argument, which warns that people must "show tolerance" or face the risk of "discrimination" in a "fractured society," no?
In any case, while it's no Bad Saarow, Voight might consider Bordentown Township, New Jersey for his next romantic getaway -- the Comfort Inn on US 206 should be more than happy to accomodate the couple.