#AceWorldNews- Northern Ireland:May.19: A court in Northern
Ireland has delivered a landmark ruling finding Christian-owned Ashers Baking Company guilty of discrimination for refusing to make a cake carrying a pro gay slogan.
The Belfast-based firm aid they would not make a Sesame Street cake which celebrated gay marriage, because it conflicted with the owners’ religious beliefs.
Gareth Lee, whose order was declined by the company, had the case against Ashers Baking Company brought by The Northern Ireland Equality Commission.
Giving her ruling at Belfast County Court today, district judge Isobel Brownlie said: “The defendants have unlawfully discriminated against the plaintiff on grounds of sexual discrimination.
The dispute began in May when Gareth Lee, a long-time gay rights activist with QueerSpace and the PCS Union, asked for the cake to be decorated with the familiar Bert and Ernie characters in an embrace, with the slogan ‘Support Gay Marriage’.
I was reading this article on Huffington Post, and I thought you might be interested in reading it, too.
Ashers Baking Company ‘Guilty Of Discrimination’ For Refusing To Make Gay Marriage Cake