Oregon Bakery Violated Rights Of Same-Sex Couple
The bakery Sweet Cakes by Melissa violated the civil rights of a same-sex couple when it refused to make them a wedding cake says the state’s Bureau of Labor and Industries.
he controversial case began a year ago. Rachel Cryer and Laurel Bowman of Portland say they were denied a wedding cake by the bakery’s owners, who cited their own religious beliefs. Cryer and Bowman, who are domestic partners, soon lodged a complaint with the state.
The state will now oversee a conciliation process between the two parties to see if a settlement can be reached. If not, the labor bureau may pursue charges before an administrative law judge.