Oregon bakers probably should've baked lesbian couple a cake

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Two bakers from Oregon are attempting to avoid paying pay court-ordered damages to a lesbian couple that they discriminated against almost three years ago. That sounds way more stressful than just baking a wedding cake, but OK.

The Guardian reports that Sweet Cakes by Melissa owners Melissa and Aaron Klein refused to provide service to Laurel and Rachel Bowman-Cryer in January 2013, citing religious objections to their same-sex union.


A state labor commissioner ordered the Kleins—who recently made headlines for mailing "hate cakes" and copies of a short film about adults being homophobic babies to LGBTQ organizations—to pay $135,000 in damages to the Bowman-Cryers for emotional suffering and violating their civil rights under Oregon law.

Dark green states ensure public accommodations to residents regardless of sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Light green states only protect residents on the basis of sexual orientation. (Map via the Human Rights Campaign)

But the Kim Davis aspirants are refusing to pay the $135,000 because why stop refusing things now? It should be noted that crowd-funding efforts have raised $500,000 on behalf of the Kleins.

"It's difficult to understand the Kleins' unwillingness to pay the debt when they have, very publicly, raised nearly a half million dollars," labor bureau spokesman Charlie Burr told The Oregonian. "They are entitled to a full and fair review of the case, but do not have the right to disregard a legally binding order."


They probably shoulda baked that cake.

In barely related news, here are some amazing photos of Fran Drescher eating cupcakes at a gay wedding she officiated that I stumbled upon while searching for "gay wedding cakes" on Getty Images.

Fran Drescher poses with Georgetown cupcakes at Fran Drescher Officiates “Love Is Love” Gay Wedding at XL Nightclub on March 6, 2012, in New York, N.Y. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Flying Television)

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