Responding to the Supreme Court's decision yesterday, Andrew Allison, Head of Campaigns at The Freedom Association, said:
"We are delighted with the Supreme Court's ruling. Daniel and Amy McArthur, the bakery's owners, did not discriminate against Gareth Lee because he was gay when they refused to decorate a cake with the slogan 'Support Gay Marriage'. They are not turning away other gay customers, or treating them any differently to other customers. They are not discriminating against any of their customers in any way.
"It is a victory for freedom; for not being forced into doing something you fundamentally disagree with. It is also an important ruling that means that those of other religions will no longer be prosecuted for refusing to do something that goes against their core beliefs."Read more
The Ashers Bakery case has rumbled on for four years and has now reached the Supreme Court which is meeting in Belfast. I was going to write something about it, and then I read the following article written by Peter Tatchell. It's excellent. Peter has given us his permission to republish it on our website.
WHO knew that something as innocuous as flour, eggs and sugar could ignite a landmark legal battle and start a debate which has split Twitter down the middle?
The most controversial cake in history has nothing to do with the Great British Bake Off: instead it’s the subject of a Supreme Court case centred on Ashers Bakery in Belfast.Read more