Row over gay rights cake …

Ashers Baking Company, in Northern Ireland, could end up in court over its refusal to bake and ice a “Gay Marriage” celebration cake for a customer who is inter alia a gay rights activist.

The baking company, which prides itself on its Christian values, could face being found liable for discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation. Despite such, they argue that as a business that wishes to maintain Christian values and beliefs, they should be able to refuse cake decoration orders that conflict with their values. See various news videos via the Christian Institute web page. Do you agree with the baking company?

See also: Prime Minister, David Cameron is criticised for failing to back religious tolerance and equality when the matter was raised in Parliament. Note also the comments of Northern Ireland’s First Minister Peter Robinson who supports the stance of the baking company.

About Dr Peter Jepson

I am the editor of this LawsBlog. On the 31st August 2014, I retired as Head of the Department of Social Sciences at Strode's College, Egham, Surrey. In that post I was responsible for the subject areas of Laws, Politics, Sociology, and Humanities. Prior to that, also at Strode's College, I managed Laws, Politics, Citizenship, the AQA Baccalaureate, and the Extended Project Qualification.
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