LONDON — (01-07-22) — Shock followed by anger took place in London this week as a top European court refused to rule on a high-profile LGBT discrimination case. The highly covered LGBT discrimination case centers on LGBT activist Gareth Lee’s request to have a cake decorated with “Sesame Street” characters Bert and Ernie with the words “Support Gay Marriage.”
This is just the latest ruling in the long-running legal battle that has gone on since the beginning of 2014, when Ashers Baking Co. refused to make the cake Gareth Lee ordered.
The owners of the Ashers Baking Co. argued in court that they were happy to bake goods for anyone but would not make cake with messages that go against their Christian beliefs.
Needless to say Lee was disappointed in the court’s ruling especially considering the case was thrown out on what he called “a technicality”, and stated that freedom of expression “must equally apply to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people.”
Article by: Paul Goldberg, Staff Writer
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