A gay couple who claimed they were turned away from a bed and breakfast because of their sexuality have said they have been inundated with messages of support.
Michael Black, 62, and partner John Morgan, 56, said the owner of the Swiss B&B in Cookham, Berkshire, told them it was "against her convictions" to let them share a bed.
They contacted Thames Valley Police, who have recorded the alleged incident as a "homophobic incident".
The couple, of Brampton, Cambridgeshire, have received emails and phone calls from friends and strangers alike, including those offering to put the pair up for free.
Mr Black said: "It's been touching that we've had offers from complete strangers, who don't know us - all they know is what they have read. It shows they feel strongly enough that what's happened to us is wrong to try to make amends, and that's terrific.
"We feel something positive has come out of this. What we want to achieve is for the owners of B&Bs all over the country to be aware that they are not above the law, and that there is a law that bans discrimination."
As well as offers of accommodation from the owner of a B&B in Llandudno, north Wales, and a woman and her male partner who invited the couple to stay in their own home, Mr Black and Mr Morgan have also been contacted by a professor of law who offered advice. Mr Black said "it would be lovely" to take up the offers of accommodation.
The couple arrived at the Swiss B&B near Maidenhead on Friday and were met outside by owner Susanne Wilkinson.
"She could see through the windscreen that we were two men," said Mr Black. "And when we got out of the car she was immediately distant and unfriendly and then she said, 'It's a double room', and we said 'Yes'. She said, 'It's a large double bed in a double room' and we said, 'yes', and then she said it was against her convictions to let us stay."
He went on: "We said it was illegal to discriminate against people who stay in hotels because that's all we knew at the time and she said it was her private home and it was against her convictions. She said she was sorry and she was polite in a cold way and she was not abusive, so we asked for our money back and she gave it to us."