Discrimination in bakery


There always be people that don’t except gays and lesbians. It will influence on others who against them and who tries to discriminate LGBT people, like an accident with bakery. A bakery that refused to bake a cake branding gay weddings a ‘perversion’ has been cleared of wrongdoing. The case arose in the Republic of Ireland, when a Dublin bakery rejected an order for a cake bearing a long anti-gay slogan. The requested message had called for the country’s same-sex marriage law to be repealed, branding equal marriage a “perversion”.

The customer then deliberately filed a discrimination complaint, in an attempt to draw a parallel with a case in Northern Ireland where a bakery owner was punished for refusing to print a pro-gay message. However, he has quickly found out that while sexuality is a protected characteristic under anti-discrimination laws, there’s no such protections for homophobia. The Workplace Relations Commission today ruled that the bakery did not fall foul of discrimination rules when it declined the request, despite the man’s claims that the treatment was religious discrimination.

The commission ruled: ”The complainant must prove that he has been treated less favourably than another person because of his religious beliefs. “I do not believe that prima facie evidence was heard to prove that the Complainant’s order was refused because of his religious beliefs and/or that the Respondent refused to make this cake because the Complainant is a Christian.


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