Gay couple 'denied' honeymoon perks

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A lesbian couple who described their honeymoon as the "worst two weeks" they had ever spent are claiming they were discriminated against by one of Britain's largest holiday companies.

Gemma Harman, 24, and Tamsin Harper, 36, from Brighouse, West Yorkshire, went to the Dominican Republic with Thomson after their civil partnership.

But they claim the company refused to acknowledge their holiday as a honeymoon and say they did not receive the special treatment offered to straight couples.

Ms Harman told Real Radio the couple were treated in a "homophobic manner".

Thomson said the problems the couple encountered were nothing to do with their sexuality and were the result of a "communication breakdown".