Gay cake row: best before 27th February

The infamous gay cake row now has a date for the court case. The legal case between the tax payer funded Quango, the Equality Commission, and Ashers Bakery is set for 26th and 27th February. The charity lobby group the Christian Institute is supporting Ashers and is to hold fundraising events in Belfast, Coleraine, Newry and the Clogher Valley.

Meanwhile the Rainbow Project held rallies against Paul Girvan’s Conscience Clause Bill in Belfast, Londonderry, Newry with varying attendances. The rally in Belfast was addressed by Patrick Corrigan of Amnesty International: whether this is deeply ironic / hypocritical or not depends on one’s position. Jim Allister has established that the Rainbow project has received almost £40,000 per year from the departments of Health and Social Development.

It remains to be seen if the gay cake row is used by 27the February. Alternatively if it goes to appeal the cake will have to go into the freezer to be used later.


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