Candice Lowe had ordered a birthday cake for her wife Amanda. A few days later, she was extremely surprised to receive a message stating that her order had been canceled because the owner of the bakery, LaGresha Fizer-Brown, said he did not support equal marriage. She was even more surprised because at her command, she made no reference to her marriage to a woman, no specific mention was also present on the cake. She discovered by receiving the message below the baker was to check her personal information on Facebook.
"Candice, I'm sorry… I realised you're in a same sex relationship and we do not do cakes for same sex weddings or parties… I'm sorry. I wasn't aware of this exactly until I saw your page. Take care :)" the baker wrote.
"It wasn't a wedding cake, it was just a birthday cake. A birthday cake has nothing to do with your sexual preference," Candice told ABC13.
"Are you saying that because we're gay we can't eat cake? That's crazy.
"After she [the baker] saw my Facebook page, she found out that I was in a same-sex marriage and she could not do my cake.
"They should learn that they can't just discriminate against someone's sexual preferences, especially over something as simple as a cake."
Like Nick Komives, the executive director of Equality Toledo, the LGBTQ community in the city is angry:
"A story like this makes me pretty angry inside because I know it could happen to me at any time, as well."
Toledo is one of 15 Ohio municipalities with an ordinance to prevent discrimination against LGBTQ people, but we don't know if Candice is considering a lawsuit.