Court overturns $135K fine for Christian bakery that refused lesbian wedding cake but upholds ruling

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(Worthy News) – An Oregon appeals court told a state agency Wednesday to reconsider its order for a couple to pay $135,000 in damages for refusing to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding on grounds that the state’s actions did “not reflect … neutrality toward .”

However, the panel upheld its earlier ruling that their bakery violated state law prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Aaron and Melissa Klein, who owned Sweetcakes by Melissa in Gresham, have engaged in years of litigation over an Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries order punishing them for refusing to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple. [ Source: Christian Post (Read More…) ]

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