No sexual orientation discrimination in declining to make a ‘gay cake’

Posted on October 10, 2018 
Filed under Culture wars

“The UK Supreme Court has now ruled that the Ashers Bakery in Northern Ireland was not guilty of sexual orientation discrimination by politely declining to bake a cake decorated with a message in support of same sex marriage- see Lee v Ashers Baking Company Ltd [2018] UKSC 49 (10 Oct 2018).

This is an important decision illustrating the clear difference between a decision based on someone’s personal characteristics, and a refusal to support a specific message. …”

– Neil Foster at Law and Religion Australia points to the reasoning behind this latest UK decision.