Sweet Cakes by Melissa owners owe $135,000 in damages for gay wedding refusal

by Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times  |  published on July 5, 2015

SweetCakes_c0-0-3804-2217_s561x327The owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa are still required to pay $135,000 in damages for “emotional suffering” to a lesbian couple based on Thursday’s final order from the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries.

The order affirms an initial ruling in January that found Aaron and Melissa Klein had violated Oregon civil-rights law by refusing to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony in 2013 and ordered them to pay damages to Rachel Cryer and Laurel Bowman.

“This case is not about a wedding cake or a marriage. It is about a business’s refusal to serve someone because of their sexual orientation,” said Oregon labor commissioner Brad Avakian in his 122-page order. “Under Oregon law, that is illegal.”

  • Screw that court, screw those Leftist Twats they call Judges, and anyone who knows the whereabouts of the two Bull Dykes that caused all these problems, let the world know their address! They need to be so afraid for their lives that they have to move constantly for the rest of their pathetic perverted lives! Leftist Queer Cowards need to be Cleansed from our Nation!

  • SL

    AMen Virgo Vince!

  • HankBar

    Don’t refuse the service, just make sure they won’t be a return customer or recommend your service. Know what I mean ?

  • pete G

    My dad had a small business of his own and when someone got out of control in his store he would ask them to leave, if they refused he called the police and they would escort the trouble maker out the door.That was back when we had good sense, before liberalism invaded our country.

  • donemyhomework

    It’s a Bake Shop, not a Bank. Avarkian should be tarred and feathered. Typical Lawyer stuff.

  • jdbixii

    Emotional suffering? Nonsense! Why aren’t people patronizing their own?
    There are shoppers’ guides to businesses, based on their religious affiliation.
    The LGBT community needs to publish its own so that its members can patronize their own rather than suing those who are opposed to their controversial lifestyle which is considered immoral and perverse by many religious groups. This is just a fact (with no emotional feeling at all).

  • VirgoVince

    BULLSHITT!! Let the judges in the not-supreme court pay the fine, it’s their fault!!!!
    ANY business owner has a right to refuse service to anyone at any time for any reason! It’s THEIR business!
    Get over yourselves, oregon!!

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