Christian-Owned Bakery in Northern Ireland Forced to Pay in Gay Cake Case
The owners say their faith sustains them through the discrimination trial.
A Christian-owned bakery which refused to make a cake carrying a pro-gay marriage slogan has been found guilty of discrimination after a landmark legal action.
The Northern Ireland Equality Commission brought the case against Ashers Baking Company on behalf of Gareth Lee, the gay rights activist whose order was declined.
Members of the McArthur family, who employ up to 80 people across six branches that deliver throughout the Ireland and UK, said they were opposed to gay marriage on religious grounds.
Karen McArthur, who founded Ashers Baking Company with her husband Colin, said she initially accepted the order to avoid a confrontation but, as a born-again Christian knew in her heart that she could not fulfil the request.
After discussing the issue with her husband and son Daniel, she telephoned Gareth Lee and informed him the cake would not be made.
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