Gay cake case is used to call for a change to the law

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A call has been made in Parliament for a change in the law to protect religious freedom after a Belfast bakery faced a threat of legal action over its gay marriage stance.

Gregory Campbell suggested there is a need for a “conscience clause” to be inserted into equality regulations, after family firm Ashers was accused of acting unlawful by the Equality Commission by refusing to bake a cake bearing the slogan “Support gay marriage”.

Ashers Baking Co, Royal Avenue
Ashers Baking Co, Royal Avenue

Outside the bakery itself yesterday morning, it appeared the business had actually garnered some extra trade as a result of the furore.


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