Ashers Bakery

The Ashers Bakery in Northern Ireland, Belfast is a family owned business Run by Daniel and Amy McArthur.
In 2014 a customer requested them to bake a cake with a gay slogan supporting same sex marriage on it.

The owners (Christians) refused to do it on the basis that it conflicted with their religious beliefs that marriage is between a man and a woman. As ⁷a result the gay customer, Gareth Lee, pursued the McArthurs through the courts via the Equalities Commission for Northern Ireland.

Initially after a long and convoluted legal battle that seemed weighted in Lee’s favour on the 10th of October 2018 with the assistance of the Christian Institute the Ashers Baking Co. won its case at the Supreme Court. On the grounds that an individual should not be forced to write something that contravened their religious beliefs.

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