Case details

Lee (Respondent) v Ashers Baking Company Ltd and others (Appellants) (Northern Ireland)

Case ID: UKSC 2017/0020

Case summary

Issue(s)

Whether

  1. Whether the Appellants directly discriminated against a customer, the Respondent, on the grounds of sexual orientation, contrary to the Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations (NI) 2006 ("the 2006 Regulations"), and religious and political belief, contrary to the Fair Employment and treatment (NI) Order 1998 (the "1998 Order"), by refusing to make a cake decorated with the words "Support Gay Marriage".
  2. Whether the relevant provisions of the 2006 Regulations and 1998 Order breached the Appellants’ rights under Article 9 and/or 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (the "Convention), separately or together with Article 14 of the Convention.
Facts

TBC

Judgment appealed

[2016] NICA 39

Parties

Appellant(s)
  1. Ashers Baking Company Ltd
  2. Colin McArthur
  3. Karen McArthur
Respondent(s)

Gareth Lee

Appeal

Justices

Lady Hale, Lord Mance, Lord Kerr, Lord Hodge, Lady Black

Hearing start date

TBC

Hearing finish date

TBC