Since the incident made headlines in the Summer of 2014 Ashers has received support from around the world, both from religious and non-religious people and organisations.
Background written July 2014:
Gay rights are important but where the line is drawn is sometimes personal and often peculiar. Other times it is a matter for the law. This story is another bizarre tale of what a business owner may feel breaches their religious beliefs and gay rights.
At the heart of this story is a cake - the one illustrated in this report.
A customer asked Ashers Baking Company, County Antrim, a Christian run bakery, to make the personal cake and they refused.
Personalised birthday and celebration cakes have taken off in the UK in recent years. Sometimes they are home creations but there are many specialist cake shops that will usually create your prefect cake to your specifications. Not this time though.
The refused customer could have probably taken his trade elsewhere, or even asked a friend to get creative in the kitchen but that is not the point. Perhaps the request for such a cake had more to it than initially meets the eye.
Either way this story is far from over.
The customer was given a full refund and the bakery thought that was the end of it but a letter from the Equality's Commission followed some weeks later. Ashers Baking Company could face legal action. Daniel McArthur, the firm's general manager, recorded an online statement which you can access here. It explains their stance. The Christian Institute is working to support the bakery.
Gay marriage is legal in many parts of the UK but not Northern Ireland. Perhaps that will give the bakery an edge.
The bakery bosses say they have refused cake orders previously which surely must be their choice. Imagine some of the ones that may have been requested.
This time however it could be a different kettle of fish.
Mr McArthur added: "I would like the outcome of this to be that, any Christians running a business could be allowed to follow their Christian beliefs and principles in the day-to-day running of their business and that they are allowed to make decisions based on that."
Gay Rights Northern Ireland
Gay marriage is not recognised in Northern Ireland and that applies to couple who tied the knot in England. Homosexual acts between consenting adults were only legalised in Northern Ireland in 1982.
So Northern Ireland has some way to go to catch up to other parts of the United Kingdom and other western countries.
Freedom of choice
But what about freedom of choice? That it seems is not applicable if you run a business but that could also open another can of worms.
Today's ruling may not be the end of Lee versus Ashers either as the bakery will probably exercise its right to appeal.
"DUP MLA Paul Givan, who has proposed that lawmakers in the Northern Ireland Assembly introduce a "conscience clause" as a result of the Ashers case, said many Christians would view the ruling as "an attack" on their religious convictions."What we cannot have is a hierarchy of rights, and today there's a clear hierarchy being established that gay rights are more important than the rights of people to hold religious beliefs," Mr Givan added. He said the courts had to apply the law, but it was up to politicians and lawmakers to strike a balance on when the courts should intervene."
Watch this space.