LONDON — The U.K. Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that a Christian family that operates a bakery in Northern Ireland did not discriminate against a homosexual man in declining to create a “support gay marriage” cake, as they would have turned down the request of any customer who desired the message, no matter who they were.
“[T]he bakers did not refuse to fulfill [Lee’s] order because of his sexual orientation. They would have refused to make such a cake for any customer, irrespective of their sexual orientation,” announced Lady Brenda Hale, president of the court, on behalf of the panel.
“Their objection was to the message on the cake, not to the personal characteristics of Mr. Lee or of anyone else with whom he was associated,” she said. “… Accordingly, this court holds that there was no discrimination on the ground of the sexual orientation of Mr. Lee or anyone else with whom he was associated.”
As previously reported, in May 2014, the company—named after Genesis 49:20—was approached by a same-sex “marriage” supporter to bake a cake that was to feature the phrase “support gay marriage,” as well as the logo for the homosexual advocacy group QueerSpace. According to the Belfast Telegraph, the cake was for an event in observance of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.
McArthur’s mother, Karen, initially accepted the order as she didn’t want the man to feel embarrassed. But as the matter was discussed with other family members, it was agreed
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