Belfast Telegraph

Events to be held across Northern Ireland to celebrate Ashers' Bakery win in 'gay cake' case

A number of events are planned across Northern Ireland to celebrate the victory of Ashers' Bakery in the so called 'gay cake' case.

The bakery's owners, the McArthurs, won a landmark discrimination appeal at the Supreme Court in October.

The court ruled that Ashers Baking Co had not discriminated on grounds of sexual orientation, religious belief or political opinion in declining to decorate a cake with the message "Support Gay Marriage".

Judges unanimously agreed the bakery had objected to the message and not the messenger.

Now the News Letter has reported that The Christian Institute, who supported the McArthurs throughout the case, are planning to hold a number of events to "mark the win".

It is understood that the McArthurs will not be at the events.

The institute has said that the meetings are to "acknowledge the goodness and faithfulness of God throughout the case” and “explain the implications of the ruling for Gospel freedom and freedom of speech".

Speakers from the Christian Institute will lead the events.

The events will take place at the Templeton Hotel, Templepatrick, November 30, 12:30pm, the Lodge Hotel, Coleraine, November 30, 8pm, the Seagoe Hotel, Portadown, December 6, 8pm, Corick House Hotel, Clogher, December 7, 12:30pm and the Iron Hall Evangelical Church, Belfast, December 7, 8pm.

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