March 3, 2017
March 3, 2017
Sweet Cakes by Melissa bakery owners, Melissa and Aaron Klein take their case to Oregon Appeals Court.
By M. Martin
The ongoing case of the Oregon Christian bakers and the lesbian couple who were denied a wedding cake order continues to make national headlines. This week the Gresham bakers, Melissa and Aaron Klein have taken their case to the Oregon Court of Appeals. The Klein’s were interviewed on Fox News and interestingly they could not talk about the case on national television because of a gag order by the Oregon Bureau of Labor. They simply could not answer questions from the TV news moderator Tucker Carlson.
The story surrounds a lesbian couple, Laurel and Rachel Bowman-Cryer, who were shopping for a wedding cake. The Kleins stated that doing so was going against their personal religious beliefs. A discrimination case was filed and the Kleins and Sweet Cakes by Melissa bakery were fined $135,000. Now the Kleins are arguing that the Bureau of Labor and it’s commissioner Brad Avakian are violating state and federal law with the fine.
The couple at the center of the case told the Oregonian this week in their side of their story saying,
“If we prevent this from happening to another couple, it feels worth it,” Laurel Bowman-Cryer said. “I don’t want a future where we have signs in the window saying, ‘you’re gay, you’re not allowed.'”
You can read the front page Oregonian article here.
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