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Common sense prevails in northern ireland

Post by harry_flashman » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:40 pm

Ashers 'gay cake' row: Bakers win Supreme Court appeal

The Christian owners of a Northern Ireland bakery have won their appeal in the so-called "gay cake" discrimination case.
The UK's highest court ruled that Ashers bakery's refusal to make a cake with a slogan supporting same-sex marriage was not discriminatory.
The five justices on the Supreme Court were unanimous in their judgement.
The high-profile dispute began in 2014 when the bakery refused to make a cake with the slogan "Support Gay Marriage".

The customer, gay rights activist Gareth Lee, sued the company for discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and political beliefs.
But the bakery has always insisted its objection was to the message on the cake, not the customer.
Ashers lost the case and the subsequent appeal, but on Wednesday the firm won its appeal at the Supreme Court.
The legal battle - which has lasted four-and-a-half years and has cost nearly £500,000 so far - has raised questions over equality and freedom of conscience.

Ashers bakery's general manager Daniel McArthur said he was delighted and relieved by the ruling.
"I know a lot of people will be glad to hear this ruling today, because this ruling protects freedom of speech and freedom of conscience for everyone," Mr McArthur said outside the court.
Mr Lee said the case had made him feel like a second-class citizen and that he was now concerned about "the implications for all of the gay community".

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-45789759
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Post by DCComic » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:46 pm

Yeah.
They should have made the cake.
Forcing them to make the cake is wrong though.
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Post by VinnyD » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:00 pm

Yes. This is quite different from the US case, where the baker refused to make the cake as soon as he heard it was for a same-sex wedding, without caring whether any message was involved.

And it sounds as if somebody was trying to stir up a fight.

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Post by DCComic » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:03 pm

VinnyD wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:00 pm
And it sounds as if somebody was trying to stir up a fight.

I'm sure they were. Best solution? Make the cake. Nobody harmed.
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Post by LonelyTeaPot » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:11 pm

Yes, you can't have your cake and eat it too.

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Post by Iolar » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:02 am

Common sense never prevails in Northern Ireland.

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Re: Common sense prevails in northern ireland

Post by Godjira » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:25 am

How about a cake that says "Praise Satan!!"
That's the kind of bold flavor they enjoy in Albuquerque!

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