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Irish baker loses appeal
#1
No, it doesn'tmean that it has lost its attraction but that it has lost its appeal in court over the right to not make a wedding cake for a gay couple because it was against their religious belief.

The law comes down in favour of LGBT rights.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-32791239

http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-new...er-9114749
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#2
They'd probably take offence at being called 'Irish', since Northern Irish Protestants tend to be not only unionist but insist that they are British. Some even insist that 'Ireland' is a foreign country.

I think this case was about their refusal to bake a cake that said something like, "Support gay marriage." Slightly different from just refusing to bake a cake for a gay wedding. I'm not really sure what to think about this. You could say that they were refusing a particular service rather than refusing to serve particular people (it would be interesting to see if they would do a cake for a gay wedding). Also, this thing is going to turn them into martyrs. I think a boycott would be more appropriate. On the other hand, I just assumed they were a small business but, apparently, they have lots of branches so maybe this sort of thing shouldn't be tolerated from them. If that makes any sense.
#3
Very similar to a U case. The bakery didn't win here either.
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#4
Good good. It's heartening to see this sort of progress in what was such a fiercely religious country.
#5
One one hand I'm mildly enjoying the fact that some religious bullshit got legally stomped on. There is always a little warmth and comfort running through my veins,a very morphine-like feeling, when I read stuff like this.

On the other hand I just don't see the relevance of something so ridiculously trivial as a wedding cake.

Are you telling me they wouldn't have found at least one bloody person to bake them one they liked? They chose to make a fuss instead.

Much more serious, in my opinion was the doctor that refuse to tend to the child of a lesbian couple, I don't even remember where. Something like this on THAT situation would certainly be more important an achievement because the situation is a 100 times more serious.

Baby steps, I suppose.
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#6
himself Wrote:I think this case was about their refusal to bake a cake that said something like, "Support gay marriage." Slightly different from just refusing to bake a cake for a gay wedding.

You're quite correct, it wasn't a wedding cake. I got a bit carried away. It was a cake in support of gay marriage. I posted that quite late at night and realised my mistake once I was in bed and was too lazy to get up, switch on the computer again to correct myself.

This was the cake in question:

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Maggie the Cat from "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." by Tennessee Williams


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