A bakery in Northern Ireland is facing legal action after refusing to make a Sesame Street-themed pro-marriage cake for an LGBT rights group. Via the Belfast Telegraph:
The Equality Commission has told the owner of Asher’s Baking Company that it has broken the law by refusing to bake a cake for a member of a gay rights group. Daniel McArthur (24), general manager at the Newtownabbey company which has been running since 1992 and employs 62 people, said Asher’s had been founded by Christians, and the current directors are Christians. “That means that we run our business according to Christian values and beliefs, according to what the Bible teaches. It means for example that we don’t open on Sundays, that we trade openly and honestly with people,” he said. LGBT activist Gareth Lee had asked for the cake to include a slogan that said ‘support gay marriage’ along with a picture of Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street, and the logo of the Queerspace organisation. Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK where gay marriage has not been legalised.
And Robert Oscar Lopez gets item #301 for his homofascism list.