Bakers to mount appeal against ‘gay cake’ ruling

The Christian Institute claim the court decision will have dramatic consequences if it is allowed to stand

29 May 2015

The owners of Ashers Baking Company have confirmed they will appeal last week’s court ruling that it had discriminated against a customer by refusing to decorate a cake with a slogan supporting same-sex marriage.

Belfast County Court ordered Ashers to pay £500 damages for ‘injury to feelings’ after Judge Isobel Brownlie found that customer and gay rights activist Gareth Lee had been treated ‘less favourably’ and that the bakery had breached sexual orientation discrimination regulations.

The McArthur family, who own and run Ashers, ha...

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