The owners of a Belfast bakery facing legal action for refusing to make a cake featuring a pro-gay marriage message remain defiant, saying they intend to continue to "make their stand".
The cake was for an anti-homophobia event organised by Northern Ireland's first openly gay mayor.
LGBT activist Gareth Lee had asked for the cake to include a slogan that said ‘support gay marriage’ along with a picture of Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street, and the logo of the gay rights charity Queerspace.
Speaking to the Christian Institute, general manager Daniel McArthur said the cake request was at odds with the company's beliefs.
Ashers Bakery, now based in Newtonabbey, said they had previously declined orders which contained pornographic or offensive or foul language.
Northern Ireland's Equality Commission said their actions were unlawful and discriminatory.
Alliance councillor Andrew Muir said another bakery ended up making the cake, and that he supports the action being taken. He said:
But the bakery remains resolute, saying they are "standing up" for their rights as Christians.
Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK where gay marriage has not been legalised.