Emails Raise Questions of Bias in Case Against Bakers Who Denied Service for Same-Sex Wedding

The Daily Signal has exclusively learned that the government agency responsible for enforcing Oregon’s anti-discrimination law appears to be working closely with a powerful gay rights advocacy group in its case against Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa.

Communications between the agency, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, and the LGBT organization, Basic Rights Oregon, raise questions about potential bias in the state’s decision to charge the Kleins with discrimination for refusing to make a cake for a same-sex wedding.

  • BillyHW

    When do we get to shove all the faggots back in the closet where they belong?

  • Oracle9

    Excellent podcast on this very issue. Aside from the rest of the show, the relevant points are distilled at the 30:00 to 32:00 portion. Worth a listen.


    The commentary nails it – how “progressives” push for the freedom to suppress the freedoms of others, trying to pass their agenda off as “tolerance”.

    We all need to be clear on this and have a ready rebuttal against the attacks on our freedoms.

  • pdxnag

    Here in Oregon a lawyer fighting against government discrimination against a favored disfavored group can even ask for double their normal legal fees when they win. The outcome in court for any gay issue has been clear ever since the 1998 Oregon decision in Tanner v. OHSU. My objection is that the remedy to a statute that is found unconstitutional is that the statute be declared void so that the legislature has first crack at redrafting one that passes constitutional muster rather than having the court jump into the role of legislator. I would feel comfortable insisting that all marriages are void wherever they have been declared void as unconstitutional, even where courts have stepped into the shoes of legislators.

  • So, it wasn’t LGBTqwerty perps posing as victims, but LGBTqwerty perps commandeering government muscle to pose as victims to enforce obedience? Got it.

  • El Martyachi

    It’s hard to give damn lately. And Walter Bannon has my vote in the 2019 election.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    No doubt these pressure groups gave lots of cash to the politicians who oversee the agency. The purchase of government by special interests is an old story.

  • Nothing to see here.

  • Frau Katze

    These hardline rights groups are going too far…they’re putting off people, who aren’t necessarily against gay marriage. But I can’t stand bullies, and that’s how the group is acting.

    • Alain

      Bang on. I and others I know, who are like myself live and let live when it comes to consenting adults, are fed up with this crap. Be it the radical homosexuals or any other agenda-driven group. I fear I am losing the tolerance I once had, thanks to this crap.