Thursday, August 15, 2013

Lesbian Couple Files Complaint against Bakery; Won't Bake Wedding Cakes for Gay Couples

Two lesbians have filed a discrimination complaint in Oregon against a bakery that refused in January to make their wedding cake, the World Mag website reports today (August 15, 2013).

Aaron and Melissa Klein -- owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa in Gresham, Oregon -- say their Christian beliefs prevent them from baking wedding cakes for homosexual couples. Laurel Bowman and Rachel Cryer requested a wedding cake, but the Kleins said they would not participate in something they "strongly disagree " with.

Bowman and Cryer ordered their cake in January. When they came for the consultation, Aaron Klein apologized and told them the bakery wouldn't bake their cake. Melissa Klein said they have turned down several other homosexual couples, but this is the first complaint anyone has ever filed against them.

The official complaint -- filed with the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries -- arrived on August 13. The Kleins have 14 days to respond. "I honestly don't know what comes after that," Aaron Klein said.

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