Bakers should have choice over supplying gay wedding cakes, LNP leader says

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 07:51:30 AM. Florists and bakers should be able to choose whether they provide goods for same-sex weddings, Queensland Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls says.
Photo: Mr Nicholls said bakers should make the call about serving a gay wedding. (Reuters: Enrique Castro-Mendivil ) Florists and bakers should be able to choose whether they provide goods for same-sex weddings, Queensland Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls says. Mr Nicholls was addressing the media in Cairns when the survey result was announced. "All businesses will make their own decisions in relation to who they want to provide services for," he said. "It should be over to them to make those calls." Mr Nicholls was asked if the right to discriminate should be enshrined in legislation. "The people who want to buy those cakes and want to buy those flowers will make a decision about where they can best go to get the services they want, the cakes and the flowers they need and that's as it should be." Mr Nicholls, who voted Yes, did not say whether he was pleased with the result of the survey, but said it had given people a chance to register their opinion. "Now it's up to the people in Canberra to make the decisions that they need to make and to follow through the policies that were put in place there and what the Government said they would do," he said. External Link: Annastacia Palaszczuk SSM tweet Asked if he believed his colleagues should now legislate same-sex marriage, Mr Nicholls said that was their policy. "I understand that's the Prime Minister's policy to introduce the legislation," he said. "Up to them." 'We did it together', Palaszczuk says Premier Annastacia...Read more
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