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"The right to freedom of speech under the First Amendment outweighs the State’s interest in ensuring a freely accessible marketplace." A California judge has ruled that a homophobic baker has every right to refuse to make wedding cakes for gay couples. Last August Cathy Miller, owner of Tastries Bakery in Bakersfield, told Mireya and Eileen Rodriguez-Del Rio that making a cake for their upcoming wedding would go against her religious beliefs. “Everyone is God’s creation and I love everyone,” Miller said. “but...
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"Oregon will not allow a 'Straight Couples Only' sign to be hung in bakeries or other stores." An appeals court has upheld a 2015 decision by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries that fined a bakery $135,000 for refusing to sell a wedding cake to a lesbian couple. Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, had appealed the ruling, claiming making such a cake would violate their religious beliefs. Theirs was the first of several notable public-accommodations...
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Let them eat cake While the United States is debating whether or not a bakery has to provide cakes for gay couples, a bakery in Canada is doing one better. Chris Farias, a man from Hamilton, Ontario, wanted to celebrate his engagement to partner Jared Lenover. What better way to do that than with a cake? He called up a local bakery, Cake and Loaf Bakery, ‘and request the GAYEST cake they could make’. He shared his story about the cake on...
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In May 2014 the bakery agreed to pay damages of £500, as they had breached equality legislation and directly discriminated against a customer. The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom will hear a case involving Christian bakery owners who refused to bake a cake with a pro same-sex marriage slogan on it. The Christian-run family bakery Ashers in Belfast was found guilty of discrimination in 2014 after the owners refused service to a customer, marriage equality campaigner Gareth Lee, who asked...
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Bakery owners who refused to make a ‘gay’ cake have lost a court appeal, after claiming it is a sin to print pro-gay messages. The owners of Ashers Bakery in Belfast were found guilty of unlawful discrimination based on sexual orientation and political or religious grounds, after the company in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland refused to bake a cake showing the message ‘Support Gay Marriage’ above an image of Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie. Despite losing its initial case, the bakery owners took their case to the Belfast...
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Sweet Cakes by Melissa refused to bake a cake for a lesbian couple and found themselves at the center of a media storm. Three years later, the bakery is closed. Aaron and Melissa Klein abruptly announced the closure of their Gresham, Ore., bakery three and a half years after they ignited a firestorm by proudly refusing service to a same-sex couple. Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer were denied a wedding cake from the Kleins, who claimed their "religious freedom" allowed them to...
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A Sacramento, California bakery is getting a flood of support this week after one of its fabulous custom cake creations recieved a backlash of anti-gay and transpohbic comments on social media. Marlene Goetzeler, the co-owner of Freeport Bakery, said she was “shocked” by some of the reactions to her Ken doll cake, which featured Ken in a pink princess gown and wearing a tiara, a sash, and some jewelry. Goetzeler told Fox 40 she didn’t think the request was unusual because...

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