In 2014, a Christian bakery was charged with discrimination after declining to make a cake supporting gay marriage.
In 2015, the court found them guilty and fined them for causing “injury to feelings.” The bakery owners, Daniel and Amy McArthur, a husband and wife team, appealed.
The U.K. Supreme Court has scheduled a hearing for October 2017 to consider taking up the case.
However, there is more to the story. In 2015, the company posted profits of £1.3 million. In 2016, their profits rose to £1.5 million.
- The rise in U.S. dollars is approximately $220,000.
- The company owes approximately $163,000 in legal fees.
Ashers General Manager speaks ahead of court appeal