'Gay cake' case: Key dates in the long-running dispute

The European Court of Human Rights has delivered its ruling in a long-running dispute known as the "gay cake" case.

The judges ruling the action by applicant Gareth Lee as inadmissible, saying he had "failed to exhaust domestic remedies" available to him in the UK courts.

The controversy began in 2014 when a bakery in Northern Ireland refused to make Mr Lee a cake decorated with the slogan "Support Gay Marriage".

Ashers, a Christian-run firm, refused the order, saying the slogan contravened their religious beliefs.

Mr Lee alleged the firm discriminated against him and a court battle began.

BBC News NI looks at the key dates in the case.