Gay Activist Loses Case Against Christian Bakers in European Courts

The LGBT campaigner who took Ashers Baking Company to court has had his appeal against the UK Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in favour of the family-run bakery dismissed by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).

Lawyers for Gareth Lee had tried to argue that “his rights were interfered with by a public authority – the Supreme Court – by its decision to dismiss his claim for breach of statutory duty to provide services, and that the interference was not proportionate”.

In its decision the European Court ruled the application to be “inadmissable” and that Lee was asking the Court “to usurp the role of the domestic courts”. The decision is final.