Christian-owned bakery, Ashers Baking Company will not pursue £250,000 costs against the Equality Commission in Northern Ireland after Supreme Court victory

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A Christian-owned bakery in Northern Ireland will not try to recover the six-figure cost of a lengthy – but ultimately successful – legal battle over its refusal to decorate a cake with a pro-gay marriage slogan, “Support gay marriage”.

Ashers Baking Company has decided against pursuing a legal costs order against the Equality Commission in Northern Ireland – the public body which initiated proceedings in 2014.

The McArthur family, which owns the firm, was defended by legal experts at the Christian Institute. The organization said it spent more than £250,000 on the case.

In October last year, the family successfully appealed at the Supreme Court in London against previous rulings that it had breached discrimination laws.

Christian bakers won’t pursue £250,000 costs after Supreme Court victory:
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1 Comment on "Christian-owned bakery, Ashers Baking Company will not pursue £250,000 costs against the Equality Commission in Northern Ireland after Supreme Court victory"


  1. When I first read that Ashers wasn’t seeking to recover costs, I was suspicious that this might have been the wrong decision. However, when I read the explanation offered by The Christian Institute for their decision to discourage their client from this, I understood the sound reasons for this correct-in-the-circumstances decision.

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