London, England, Feb 3, 2016 / 15:47 pm
Peter Tatchell is a passionate human rights campaigner who outwardly voices his support of same-sex marriage and LGBT issues.
In 2014, he proclaimed his condemnation against Ashers Bakery in Belfast, Ireland, which was found guilty of "discrimination" because a pair of Christian bakers refused to ice a cake that would read "Support Gay Marriage."
But now, two years later, Tatchell has halted his previous claims against Ashers Bakery, saying his change of heart has been motivated by the defense of freedom.
"Much as I wish to defend the gay community, I also want to defend freedom of conscience, expression and religion," Tatchell wrote in The Guardian Feb. 1, saying "the court was wrong to penalize Ashers and I was wrong to endorse its decision."