A fundraising campaign has been launched to help a group of campaigners, including Father Ted writer Graham Linehan, with their legal action against a Belfast pub they accuse of discrimination due to gender critical beliefs.
Solicitor Simon Chambers, who represents the 23 people in the group, told The Irish News they were refused service in Robinson’s Bar in Belfast in April 2023.
The group claims they were declined service due to their “legally protected beliefs in biological sex”.
Mr Chambers confirmed Mr Linehan, a Bafta-winning Irish writer, is among the group, which also includes feminist academic Dr Julia Long.
He said 23 civil bills have been issued against Wine Inns, which owns Robinson’s Bar in the first case of its kind in Northern Ireland.