Two cakes two courts two countries: Same result

    October 11, 2018

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    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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