The UK Supreme Court will sit in Northern Ireland to consider a judgment against the Christian-owned bakery which breached equality laws by refusing to make a cake which supported same-sex marriage. It was announced today that the highest in the UK would sit in Belfast for the first time to consider the case of Ashers Bakery, which was found guilty in 2015 of unlawful discrimination based on sexual orientation. The company in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland refused to bake a cake showing the message ‘Support Gay Marriage’ above an image of Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie. The bakers claimed in a legal brief that God considers it a sin to make cakes with pro-gay messages on, but multiple courts have upheld the decision against them.
November 27 / Pink News