Judgement reserved in ‘gay cake’ Supreme Court case

May 3, 2018 by

by Mark Simpson, BBC News NI:

After a two-day hearing in Belfast, judgement has been reserved in the so-called ‘gay cake’ case.

Ashers Bakery had challenged the ruling over its decision not to make a cake iced with the slogan “Support Gay Marriage” for activist Gareth Lee.

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

He was at the Supreme Court for the two-day hearing on the case, and is being supported by the commission.

At the end of proceedings, the president of the Supreme Court, Lady Hale, said people should not expect an answer on the case immediately.

“People will of course not expect the answer any time soon,” she told the court.

“This is not to say that we don’t hope that it might be before the summer – but these cases are by definition complex and difficult.

“And there are five people who have to make up their minds.”

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Peter Lynas from the Evangelical Alliance sums up the two days’ deliberations on Vimeo.

See also: I’ve campaigned for LGBT rights my whole life – but you shouldn’t force Christian bakers to make a gay marriage cake, by Peter Tatchell, The Sun

Ireland plans to hand out prison sentences for anyone organizing gay conversion therapy, from Attitude


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