Monday, 02 September 2013 23:30

Oregon Bakery 'Sweet Cakes by Melissa' Shuts Its Door After Deniying Same-Sex Wedding Cake

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'Sweet Cakes by Melissa', a bakery in Gresham, Oregon shuts its door but we will not regret it for sure.

Remember last January, Aaron Klein, one of the owners of the bakery, refused to sell a cake to Laurel Bownan when he learned that this cake was to be used for a same-sex wedding.

But what this owner didn't know apparently is that the Oregon Equality Act, adopted in 2007, protects LGBT people in the state.

Of course, Bownan filed a complaint and an investigation was then launched by the Bureau of Labor and Industries to know if the bakery had violated this law.

As reports KGW, Klein’s attorney Herbert Grey responded to the complaint. In his letter, Grey says the couple "elected not to participate in an event that is not even officially recognized under Oregon law when doing so would violate their constitutionally-protected conscience and religious beliefs." (They always think about the marriage law and totally forget Equality acts or anti-discrimination laws. Too bad!)

You already know the happy end, the bakery shuts its door.