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Supreme Court finds no discrimination in ‘Gay Cake’ case

The recent case of Lee v Ashers Baking Company Ltd decided that there was no discrimination established when a bakery refused to bake a cake for a customer who wanted the slogan ‘support gay marriage’ to be printed on the cake.

It was emphasised that the court came to this decision because of the message to be printed on the cake and not because of the sexual orientation of the customer. Despite this decision, it’s worth noting that this decision doesn’t mean that businesses can refuse to provide their services to gay people or that employers are free to discriminate them.

Inevitably, aspects of Human Rights come to mind as a result of this decision, and clearly there will be a mix of opinions on the decision of this outcome.