The Christian owners of a bakery today won a landmark appeal at Britain’s highest court over a notorious finding that they discriminated against a customer by refusing to make a £36.50 ‘Support Gay Marriage’ cake.
Five Supreme Court justices allowed a challenge by the McArthur family in a unanimous ruling in London today in the ‘gay cake case’.
The legal action was originally brought against the Ashers bakery in Belfast four years ago by homosexual activist Gareth Lee, who won his tax-payer-funded case in the county court and then at the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal.
Ashers general manager Daniel McArthur said outside court: ‘I want to start by thanking God. He has been with us during the challenges of the last four years. Through the Bible and the support of Christians, He has comforted us and sustained us. He is our rock and all His ways are just.
‘We’re delighted and relieved at today’s ruling. We always knew we hadn’t done anything wrong in turning down this order. After more than four years, the Supreme Court has now recognised that and we’re very grateful. Grateful to the judges and especially grateful to God.