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Bakery owners to appeal 'gay cake' discrimination verdict

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 The owners of a Northern Ireland bakery that refused to bake a cake supporting gay marriage say they will appeal their conviction for discrimination.

   The Christian owners of Ashers Baking Company were convicted last week after refusing an order from gay rights activist Gareth Lee. He asked for a cake featuring Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie and the words "Support Gay Marriage."

   Belfast judge Isobel Brownlie ruled that the bakery had discriminated against Lee on grounds of sexual orientation and political beliefs and ordered it to pay 500 pounds ($765) in damages.

   Members the McArthur family, the bakery's owners, said Thursday they would appeal. They said "we have done nothing wrong as we have discriminated against no individual but rather acted according to what the Bible teaches regarding marriage."

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