Oregon Supreme Court DENIES Appeal From Christian Cake Bakers
Despite the recent Supreme Court of the US ruling in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to bake a cake for a gay wedding, the Oregon Supreme Court isn’t even going to rule on a similar case in Oregon. Aaron and Melissa Klein, of the now-closed Sweet Cakes By Melissa, refused service to a lesbian couple who wanted the bakery to make their cake in 2015. The Oregon Bureau Of Labor And Industry fined the bakery $135,000 for a civil rights violation. The Kleins were forced to shut down their business and their lives have been turned upside down throughout the now-3 year old case. The Oregon Court Of Appeals upheld the fine in late 2017. The Kleins then appealed to the state supreme court, who is declining to even hear the case.
The Oregon Supreme Court has declined to consider the case of Sweet Cakes by Melissa — the now-defunct Gresham bakery that refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple based on the bakers’ religious objections.
Christian bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein had been ordered to pay the same-sex couple $135,000 in emotional damages in 2015 after the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries found that the Kleins violated state anti-discrimination law. The Kleins appealed to the Oregon Court of Appeals, which upheld the $135,000 order.
The Kleins then appealed to the Oregon Supreme Court, arguing that the state’s high court needed to “determine whether entrepreneurs in Oregon can exercise their freedoms of speech, religious exercise and conscience; and whether due process will protect them against bias and prejudgment by ideologically motivated adjudicators.”
The Supreme Court on Thursday turned down the case, offering no explanation.
Lawyers for the Kleins said Friday they have one more avenue of appeal: the U.S. Supreme Court. They plan to appeal there and are hopeful the nation’s highest court will bring clarity to the issue.
This is exactly how the far-left LGBTQUALMNOP+ community turns the average bystander away from their causes. The comment sections in articles about this case mostly side with the bakers, thinking it’s absolutely ridiculous that not only the fine is that exorbitant, but also the militant LGBTQAULMNOP+ activists who are cheering on the destruction of an ordinary family and former small business owners.