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Please refresh the page and retry. But the Court of Appeal in Belfast has today confirmed one that might be the silliest of the lot: I am a gay man. I support equality under the law for people of all sexual and gender inclinations. More to the point, I love cake. This gay plaintiff is wrong; the law is wrong.

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Nobody should be forced by law to bake anybody else a cake. B elieve it or not, given the triviality of the case, there are some serious democratic and political principles involved. Before I get on my high horse, though, I want to take a moment to point out just how plainly ridiculous this case is.

He sued them under equality legislation.

I magine how all this time and money could be better spent. Are there no gay teenagers in Belfast who are being bullied at school? No gay adults with substance abuse problems, stemming from the shame that was drummed into them by Christian parents?

No Ulster churches, even, with leaking roofs? All of them might welcome a little help. This money and effort was all poured into a squabble about a cake.

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Despite the absurdity, though, this case raises some important political and democratic principles. In a properly functioning democracy, everyone is entitled to equal treatment under the law — particularly in matters where the state itself is involved.

During my adult life, English law has equalised the age of consent, established civil partnerships and, ultimately, recognised gay marriage.

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All of these are right and proper things for the state to do. In Northern Ireland, the Democratic Unionist Party should get out of the way and allow gay marriage there, too.