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$75,000 fine in gay wedding case

February 4, 2015

courtChristian bakers may be fined $75K for declining to make gay wedding cake
By Oregon Faith Report,

Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of the Portland-area bakery Sweet Cakes by Melissa, may face a $75K fine for refusing to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple. The Kleins, who are Christians, said they refused because they believe that same-sex marriage is wrong. A Bureau of Labor and Industries judge ruled that the Kleins cannot legally deny service based on religion because the bakery is not a religious institution. The law doesn’t allow private businesses to discriminate based on sexual orientation. The Klein’s lawyer called the judge’s ruling “a wrong and dangerous result for religious liberty and rights of conscience in Oregon,” according to the news agency Reuters.

The Bureau of Labor and Industries said about the case, “We are committed to a fair and thorough investigation to determine whether there s substantial evidence of unlawful discrimination.”

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Dave April 25, 2015

2 simple solutions to this.

1. Stop selling wedding cakes. Offer to sell regular sized cakes and if they want to stack them on top of each other fine.

2. If that fails, charge $75,500 for the cake. Take it or leave it.

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