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Gay rights activist Gareth Lee, leaves the Royal Courts of Justice in Belfast: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The man at the centre of the “gay cake” case is bearing a “heavy burden” because of the legal battle, the Supreme Court in Belfast has heard. The cas(...)

Gareth Lee sued Ashers Bakery after it refused to bake a cake depicting Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie below the slogan “Support Gay Marriage”.

A legal dispute over a Belfast bakery’s refusal to make a cake with a message supporting same-sex marriage may continue after the North’s Court of App(...)

Daniel and Amy McArthur of Ashers Baking Company speak to the media outside the Court of Appeal in Belfast, where the McArthur family, who run Ashers Baking Company, are seeking to overturn a judgment which found their refusal to make a cake with a pro-gay marriage slogan was unlawful. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Christian owners of a Northern Irish bakery who refused to make a cake with a pro-gay marriage message were not being forced to do anything agains(...)

Judge Brownlie said Ashers was not a religious organisation but was “in business for profit”. She found that the company was “guilty of unlawful discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation”. Photograph: Getty Images

The Ashers Baking Company is considering whether to launch an appeal after it was found guilty of discrimination against a gay rights advocate by refu(...)

Contract law is ‘at the heart’ of the so-called ‘gay cake’ case, a lawyer acting for the Equality Commission and Gareth Lee in the action against Ashers Baking Company has contended. Photograph: Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images

Contract law is “at the heart” of the so-called gay cake case, a lawyer acting for the Equality Commission and Gareth Lee in the civil action against (...)

Daniel McArthur (second right) of Asher’s Bakery and his wife Amy McArthur (right) along with family members leave court. Photograph: Getty

A gay rights activist said he was made to feel a “lesser person” after Ashers Baking Company in Belfast refused to sell him a cake bearing an image o(...)