BREAKING: Court Upholds Fine for Oregon Bakery that Refused to Make Cake for Lesbian Couple

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An Oregon Court of Appeals has upheld a fine imposed upon a bakery that refused to make a cake for a lesbian couple back in 2013.

The state had ruled that the couple, Melissa and Aaron Klein, refused to bake a cake for Rachel Bowman-Cryer and her wife, Laurel. They were forced to close both their store and their online business due to the backlash from their request denial. In July 2015, Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian ordered the Kleins pay $135,000 for emotional damages suffered.

The Oregon Equality Act of 2007 says businesses cannot discriminate or refuse service based on sexual orientation, similarly  as they cannot turn away customers because of their race, sex, disability, age, or religion.

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