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N. Ireland bakery threatened with legal action over refusing gay rights cake

Thursday, November 6, 2014
The requested cake, as provided by another bakery.
A Christian-owned bakery in Northern Ireland that earlier this year refused to make a cake for a local gay rights organization’s event, has been ordered to apologize and pay compensation or face legal action. In July, Ashers Baking Co., in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, refused to bake a novelty cake featuring [...]

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Christian-owned bakery faces court action after refusing ‘gay marriage’ cake

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
The requested cake, as provided by another bakery.
A Christian-owned bakery in Northern Ireland could face government action for refusing to bake a novelty cake featuring Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie and the slogan “support gay marriage.” Ashers Baking Co., in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, canceled the order, which was to also featured the logo of the gay [...]

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Northern Ireland again rejects efforts to legalize same-sex marriage

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
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BELFAST -- The Northern Ireland Assembly on Tuesday rejected a motion to join the rest of the United Kingdom in legalizing same-sex marriage. [...]

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Northern Ireland lifts ban on same-sex couple adoption

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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BELFAST -- Northern Ireland has lifted its ban that prohibited same-sex couples in civil partnerships from adopting children. [...]

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Northern Ireland’s health minister fights against gay couple adoption

Friday, September 13, 2013
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BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- Northern Ireland’s health minister is planning to take his fight against the extension of adoption rights to same-sex couples to the United Kingdom's highest court. [...]

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Northern Ireland rejects bid to legalize same-sex marriage

Monday, April 29, 2013
Parliament Buildings, Stormont, Belfast Source
BELFAST -- A bid to legalize same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland was defeated in the Assembly on Monday by a vote of 53 to 42. [...]

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Northern Ireland faces legal challenge over refusal to allow same-sex marriage

Saturday, March 30, 2013
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BELFAST -- Northern Ireland's power-sharing government will soon face a human rights legal case over its refusal to allow gay couples to marry, warns Amnesty International and local LGBT rights organization the Rainbow Project. [...]

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New report says anti-gay bullying rampant in Northern Ireland

Thursday, October 13, 2011
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Homophobic language and bullying are prevalent in schools across Northern Ireland with 98 percent of lesbian, gay and bisexual youth reporting hearing homophobic language in school from pupils, teachers, non-teaching staff and visitors to schools, according to a new study released Wednesday. [...]

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