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Equality Commission intervenes in dispute involving a Christian-owed bakery

The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland has granted assistance to a complainant to pursue a challenge against a bakery who refused to bake a cake bearing the slogan ‘Support gay marriage.’

The Christian owner of the bakery said that he considered the slogan on the cake to be ‘ odds with what the Bible teaches’ and stressed that this was not the first time the company had refused a customer’s order,                                                        

‘In the past, we've declined several orders which have contained pornographic images and offensive, foul language.’

The opinion of Gavin Boyd, from The Rainbow Project, one of our stakeholders, can be accessed here.

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