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Time for some common sense in our lawmaking

Published 25/05/2015

A judge has ruled that a Christian-run bakery discriminated against a gay customer by refusing to make a cake with a slogan supporting gay marriage.

No doubt the majority of liberal-minded folk are more than happy that homosexuals can have their relationships legally recognised. Maybe the judge felt that, as the law stood, she could make no other decision. In that case the law, as often, is an ass.

The confectioners should not be obliged to print propaganda on their cakes, whether it be in relation to homosexuality or anything else. Confectioners are there to bake cakes - not to assist in changing public attitudes.

Let's have a bit of plain common sense in our lawmaking and judicial processes.


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