Another Bakery Turns Down Wedding Cake Order for Gay Couple
For some odd reason, we always thought the biggest debate when it came to wedding cakes was marble or white, but it turns out that marriage equality is really big in the wedding cake industry, too.
An Oregan bakery called Sweet Cakes Bakery is being sued over owner Aaron Klein's refusal to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian same-sex wedding.
One of the brides-to-be filed a complaint on Jan. 28, The Huffington Post reports, claiming that Klein told the bride "they were abominations to the Lord."
While Klein denies saying that, he does stand by his decision. "I believe that marriage is a religious institution ordained by God," Klein said. Oregan State law says that everyone should be given full and equal accommodations, without distinction, discrimination, or restriction on account of sexual orientation. Klein, however, claims his decision is protected by the First Amendment.
"I honestly did not mean to hurt anybody, did not mean to make anybody upset, it's just something I believe in very strongly," Klein told KATU. This isn't the first time Klein has turned down same-sex wedding cakes, and it's not the first time this issue has made national news. Back in July, a Denver bakery refused to serve a gay couple, and an Iowa bakery refused to create a wedding cake for a lesbian couple back in 2011.