Bakery that denied gay couple a wedding cake closes

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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Sweet Cakes by Melissa closed its Gresham storefront to move business to an in home bakery. The shop made waves by refusing to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple.

Sweet Cakes co-owner Aaron Klein had told the couple in January, "We don't do same-sex marriages." Demonstrators lined up outside the shop protesting discrimination, and the store's Facebook was inundated with messages showing support for the couple who'd been denied service.

Reports also showed that the shop had received an uptick in business following the incident, from people who supported Sweet Cakes' position that they could refuse to serve same-sex couples on religious grounds.

Read more at Willamette Week.

 

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+3 #1 AmazingGuest 2013-09-03 18:19:30
It is amazing that many establishments I enter have signs posted stating the management reserves the right to refuse service to anyone. Here's a couple who own their own business and enforced the same idea and have com e under undue pressure for standing up for their beliefs. This is another example of what is happening in our society. Sad day for all freedom loving Americans.
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