Four years ago, Gareth Lee, a gay rights activist, was refused a cake with the slogan “Support Gay Marriage” from a Northern Ireland bakery. They were found by the Courts to have discriminated for refusing the cake.
The owners of Ashers Bakery have repeatedly challenged the ruling, arguing that the cake’s message was against their religious views as Christians.
The case was heard originally in 2014. Ashers Bakery appealed in 2016, where the original decision was upheld; a final appeal is to be heard this week in the Supreme Court. The judgment is expected to be handed down later this year, or in early 2019.
Read more about the cake’s day in court here.