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Attempts to make abortion more widely available were voted down at Stormont (Niall Carson/PA Wire)

Legislation would have liberalised law in case of fatal abnormalities, rape and incest

Daniel and Amy McArthur of Ashers Baking Company, arrive at Belfast County Court (PA)

Peter Tatchell has said that the lawsuit against Ashers bakery was a ‘step too far’

Evangelical Protestant preacher Pastor James McConnell outside Belfast Magistrates Court (PA)

Pastor James McConnell described Islam as ‘heathen’ and ‘Satanic’ in a sermon

Pastor James McConnell surrounded by Christian supporters after appearing at Belfast magistrates court  (Lesley-Anne McKeown/PA Wire)

Fr Patrick McCafferty joins a London imam in defending right of firebrand preacher

The Whitewell Metropolitan Tabernacle Thursday, May 29, 2014, where Pastor James McConnell made comments about Muslims on Sunday (PA)

Pastor James McConnell is entitled to say politically incorrect things from the pulpit

Pilgrims gather around the statue of the Virgin Mary at Medjugorje (AP/Amel Emric)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Daniel and Amy McArthur of Ashers Bakery outside Belfast County Court (PA)

Last among equals?

Christian teachers, hoteliers and now cake-makers are being hauled before the courts in the name of equality. It’s time the law was more flexible in taking account of religious beliefs

Daniel McArthur of Ashers Bakers faces the media (PA)

Redefining marriage has had unintended consequences

Daniel and Amy McArthur of Ashers Bakery (PA)

Neil Addison said that he was surprised by the ruling in the Ashers Bakery case

Daniel and Amy McArthur of Ashers Bakery outside Belfast County Court (PA)

Ashers Bakery refused to make a cake with an image of Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie and the phrase, ‘Support gay marriage’