Ashers ‘gay cake’ row referred to European Court

Aug 15, 2019 by

from BBC News:

A case involving a Christian bakery, which refused to make a cake with a slogan supporting same-sex marriage, has been referred to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).

Gareth Lee tried but failed to order the £36.50 cake at Ashers bakery in Belfast in May 2014.

The company declined the order as it was “at odds” with its beliefs.

Last year, the firm won its appeal at the UK Supreme Court, which ruled its actions were not discriminatory.

Mr Lee’s latest legal bid will argue that the Supreme Court “failed to give appropriate weight” to him under the European Convention of Human Rights.

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