Oregon Bakery Refuses Same-Sex Couple’s Wedding Cake Request


Here’s some seriously un-sweet news: Sweet Cakes, an Oregon-based bakery, declined the offer to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple last week. Husband and wife owners, Aaron and Melissa Klein, told their local ABC News affiliate KATU-TV that their religious beliefs did not justify same-sex marriage and that they “did not mean to hurt anybody.”

But, of course, they did hurt people. And one of the dismissed brides is seeking legal action (according to the 2007 Oregon Equality Act, businesses are prohibited from “discriminating against people based on their sexual orientation and gender identity”).

The Oregon Department of Justice is currently looking into the allegation. In the meantime, thank you Big Gay Ice Cream Shop. [ABC News]