European Court Refuses To Hear Discrimination Case Over Cake

Reported by Tony Davenport | vision.org.au
Thursday, January 13th, 2022

Christian groups have welcomed a European Court of Human Rights’ decision not to hear a case involving a Belfast bakery that refused to create a cake, iced with the words “Support Gay Marriage”.

The gay rights activist who placed the order claimed he had been discriminated against.

He sued the bakery and its Christian owners, but lost the case.

The UK Supreme Court concluded that equality law does not compel people to say something they profoundly disagree with.

It found no discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, religious belief or political opinion.

The Court of Human Rights agreed and refused to consider the case.

The Evangelical Alliance told ‘Christian Today’ that the decision protects all people from compelled speech and means “everyone’s human rights have been affirmed”.

 

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