Irish Bakery Refuses to Make Gay Marriage Cake – Could Face Legal Action

A Christian-run bakery that refused a customer’s request to make a cake with a slogan supporting gay marriage could face a discrimination case in court. Ashers Baking Company declined an order from a gay rights activist, asking for cake featuring the Sesame Street puppets, Bert and Ernie. The customer also wanted the cake to feature the logo of a Belfast-based campaign group called Queerspace. The bakery firm could face legal action from the Equality Commission.