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

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 […]

Equality Commission NI Welcomes Court Ruling On Ashers Bakery Gay Cake Case

Equality Commission NI Welcomes Court Ruling On Ashers Bakery Gay Cake Case

The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland has welcomed the judgment given today in Northern Ireland Court of Appeal in Belfast in the case of Lee v Ashers Bakery. The case involved Ashers Bakery refusing to bake a cake for gay man, Gareth Lee, citing their religious beliefs as grounds for refusal. The court ruled that […]

NI: ‘Gay Cake Case’ Ashers Bakery Appeal Judgment

NI: ‘Gay Cake Case’ Ashers Bakery Appeal Judgment

Ashers Baking Company, the ‘gay cake case’  bakery who refused to bake a cake with Bert & Ernie on it for a gay customer, go before the Court of Appeal in Belfast, for a two-day hearing on Wednesday and Thursday this week, in a bid to overturn a decision made last year, which found they […]

NI: Ashers Bakery To Appeal Court Ruling On ‘Gay Cake’ Case

NI: Ashers Bakery To Appeal Court Ruling On ‘Gay Cake’ Case

Ashers, the Belfast bakery which had been found guilty of discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation last Tuesday, have now said they will appeal the judgment. They are being funded by the Christian Institute. Gay man Gareth Lee had asked that a cake be baked with a picture of Bert & Ernie on it, […]

NI: Judgment Reserved In Gareth Lee’s Cake Case

NI: Judgment Reserved In Gareth Lee’s Cake Case

The case taken by Gareth Lee against Asher’s Bakery in Northern Ireland has concluded, but judgment has been reserved, and no date has been given for when we might expect the judgment to be announced. The case, supported by the Equality Commission Northern Ireland, was taken when Asher’s Bakery refused to bake a cake for […]

Opinion: The DUP ‘Conscience Clause’ And Its Possible Implications

Opinion: The DUP ‘Conscience Clause’ And Its Possible Implications

Steven Donnan unpacks the possible implications for the LGBT community of a Conscience Clause, put forward by the DUP in Northern Ireland  I have been trying to write this piece for over a week now, and every time I sit down to think about it, it baffles me that I have to write down a […]

NI: Paul Givan MLA Intends ‘Conscience Clause’ For Equality Legislation

NI: Paul Givan MLA Intends ‘Conscience Clause’ For Equality Legislation

Northern Ireland First Minister, Peter Robinson, is supporting Paul Givan, MLA, who has said he intends to introduce a conscience clause into equality legislation, which could only have the effect of sanctioning discrimination against the LGBT community. The clause would allow people to ignore or opt out of certain parts of equality legislation, mainly it […]