Honestly, we're a little surprised…
If you haven't heard, Ashers Bakery in Belfast, Ireland recently lost a court case when a judge ruled that the baker Daniel McArthur had "unlawfully discriminated" against a gay rights activist.
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Gareth Lee asked for a cake that had the Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie on it with the words "Support Gay Marriage" in icing. McArthur refused to make it, giving the following reason:
"We don't want to be forced to promote a cause which is against our biblical beliefs."
Ashers Bakery have been ordered by the court to pay 500 pounds ($765) in damages for discrimination. However, they have said that they're going to appeal.
Now it seems they have some support from an unlikely source: Sir Patrick Stewart! The X-Men star has come out backing the bakery for their decision!
Stewart explained on Newsnight:
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