Ashers Bakery appeal (aka the “gay cake case”) adjourned to 9 May

The appeal against DJ Brownlie’s judgment in Lee v Ashers Baking Co Ltd & Anor [2015] NICty 2 has been adjourned for three months, following a last-minute intervention by the Attorney General for Northern Ireland, John Larkin QC.

Last year, the Belfast County Court found that customer Gareth Lee had been discriminated against on the grounds of his sexual orientation when Ashers Bakery rejected an order from Mr Lee for a cake bearing the slogan “Support Gay Marriage” and a picture of the Sesame Street puppets Bert and Ernie. Continue reading