An Oregon Appeals Court has ruled that a Gresham couple who ran a commercial bakery, violated the law when they refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple who were about to get married. The bakers claimed that baking the cake for the couple would violate their religious beliefs. The now-former bakers are appealing the ruling to the Oregon Supreme Court.
The Oregon Labor Commissioner fined the bakers $135,000 for refusing to bake the cake saying they were running a public business and are therefore required to offer their products for sale without discriminating against anyone.
Here’s the story in The Oregonian. Click here.