Gay marriage ‘Bert and Ernie’ cake bakery found guilty of discrimination
The Independent, Tuesday 19th May 2015
A Christian bakery which refused to bake a pro-gay marriage “Bert and Ernie” cake has been found guilty of discrimination in a landmark case. Ashers Baking Company, which delivers across the UK and Northern Ireland, had argued that the cake and its slogan “Support Gay Marriage” went against their “sincerely held” Christian beliefs. The bakery is run by the McArthur family in Belfast and they claimed the issue was with the cake, not the person who ordered it.