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Two cakes, two courts, two countries: Same result

Two cakes, two courts, two countries: Same result

Oct 12, 2018

LONDON (RNS) — On both sides of the Atlantic, a drama set in a bakery has pitted freedom of religion against LGBT civil rights and Exhibit A has been a wedding cake — or as it’s been colloquially dubbed here, a gay cake.

This week it was the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom’s turn to decide a case, in which a Northern Ireland bakery refused to bake a cake and decorate it with a slogan supporting same-sex marriage. The result was the same as in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, decided in June, in which the U.S. Supreme Court found for the baker.

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