Tag: Sweet Cakes

Oregon: Bakers’ Statements to National Media Were “Unlawful”

 

Most of us probably assume that if legal charges are filed against us and we consider them unjust, we have a First Amendment right to raise a ruckus in the press. But last week’s controversial Oregon cake ruling suggests that some public officials are not so sure about that.

Last week, the Commissioner of the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, Brad Avakian, ordered Melissa and Aaron Klein of Sweet Cakes by Melissa to pay $135,000 in damages, primarily for emotional distress, to a same-sex couple it had turned down for a wedding cake (earlier). In addition, the ruling ordered the Kleins to

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Sweet Cakes Oregon Bakery

 

Sweet Cakes by Melissa was a bakery in Gresham, Oregon. They became famous because they declined to provide the wedding cake for a lesbian wedding. The bakery was punished severely for this. Nearly two years after the shop was closed, a very large fine was recently pronounced by the State of Oregon. I am posting […]

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