NI: Ashers Bakery Gay Cake Case – UTV Rounds Up Day 1

UTV Live reports on the first day of the Supreme Court hearing for Ashers Baking Company in Belfast.

The case involved Ashers Bakery refusing to bake a cake for gay man, Gareth Lee, citing their religious beliefs as grounds for refusal. The appeals court ruled that the bakery had discriminated against Lee on the basis of sexual orientation, contrary to the Equality Act. It has now gone to the Supreme Court.

-MKB

For a background on the case, see our previous posts:

https://eile.ie/2016/10/24/equality-commission-ni-welcomes-court-ruling-on-ashers-bakery-gay-cake-case/

https://eile.ie/2016/02/02/ni-gay-cake-case-ashers-bakery-appeal-judgment/

https://eile.ie/2015/05/28/ni-ashers-bakery-to-appeal-court-ruling-on-gay-cake-case/

https://eile.ie/2014/11/24/ni-paul-given-mla-intends-conscience-clause-for-equality-legislation/

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