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The judgment in the Ashers Bakery case

29 May 2015


From G. M. Lyon

Sir, - Even if the bakers knew that the would-be cake-buyer was homosexual (which they deny), it would not prove discrimination against him (News, 22 May). Only if it were also demonstrated that the bakers would accept the same order from heterosexuals would it show that the homosexual client was being treated differently and unfairly. The discrimination was clearly against the sentiments in the cake's slogan, not against any person or party in law.

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