Appeals court rules against Oregon bakers fined $135K in gay-wedding cake dispute

An appeals court ruled Thursday against the Oregon bakers who were fined $135,000 for declining to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple.

In its decision, the Oregon Court of Appeals upheld an administrative law judge’s ruling that Melissa and Aaron Klein, owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, violated a public accommodations law barring discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

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  • occupant 9

    In my “bakery” the price for baking a gay wedding cake starts at $140,000 per.

  • simus1

    Every judges decision should have a link to their bios on the bench as well as their politics and hobby horses prior to their appointments.

  • Millie_Woods

    $135K for refusing to bake a cake for a couple of jar-lickers. America needs another revolution.

  • canminuteman

    In other words, despite having a consitution that quite clearly states that people have freedom of association, we don’t have freedom of association.

    • ECM

      We haven’t had it since at least the 60s, and if you even dare suggest such a thing among polite company–as I have–you get to enjoy being called every permutation of racist, phobic, and hater on the planet, even after you calmly explain that if you don’t believe in freedom of association, you believe in de facto slavery.

    • BillyHW

      In a world where women get to vote, your rights end where a lesbian’s feelings begin.

  • Gary

    That Law doesn’t apply the Muslims bakeries .

  • Utter injustice. Truly shocking iniquitous judgment.