A Scottish MP was left stunned when staff at a hotel in New York city chose to question him as to why he would want to share a bed with his partner when booking into a hotel.
Stewart McDonald was visiting the city on holiday with his partner when their flight home was delayed by a day, forcing the couple to find accommodation for the night. When they attempted to check into the Hotel Pennsylvania they found themselves being questioned as to their sleeping arrangements.
The couple attempted to book themselves a double room with one bed but were questioned by staff as to whether the booking was correct, asking 'Really? Both of you in the same bed?'
'I told him Gordon was my partner and he [the receptionist] then just stood and stared at us for a few seconds, before proceeding to check us in.' Mr McDonald explained. 'He was clearly baffled and uncomfortable with the idea of two men, who are in a relationship, sharing a bed.
'Same sex couples just shouldn't have to go through this sort of stuff in 2016.'
As of yet Hotel Pennsylvania have yet to make a statement on the incident.