Simon Calvert

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 Daniel and Amy McArthur of Ashers Baking Company who are seeking to overturn a judgment which found their refusal to make a cake with a pro-gay marriage slogan was unlawful.  Photograph: PA

Christian bakers from Northern Ireland at the centre of the so-called “gay cake” discrimination battle have said they are praying for justice ahead of(...)

Daniel and Amy McArthur of Ashers Baking Company, talk to the media outside Belfast High Court where the Christian bakery owners, who were found guilty of discriminating against a gay man, are appealing against the decision. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire.

An appeal in the so-called Bert and Ernie “gay cake” case was adjourned on Wednesday following a late intervention by the Northern Ireland Attorney Ge(...)

Daniel and Amy McArthur of the Ashers Baking Company. The company was found guilty of discrimination against a gay rights advocate by refusing to bake him a cake with a slogan promoting same-sex marriage. Photograph: Stephen Kilkenny/PA Wire

The Ashers Baking Company in Belfast is to appeal the Belfast County Court decision which found it guilty of discrimination against a gay rights advoc(...)

Bert and Ernie on the “Support Gay Marriage” cake. Photograph: Justin Kernoghan.

There is a well known legal phrase in Latin, “De Minimis non curat lex”, which means the law does not concern itself with trifles. So, why did it conc(...)

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(...)

A screen grab showing the image requested for the cake taken from a Christian Institute video. Photograph: YouTube/Christian Institute.

The Presbyterian Church has condemned as “unjust” a decision by the North’s Equality Commission to take a civil legal action against Ashers Baking Co(...)