December 29, 2015 5:53 pm -


The Oregon couple have finally paid the damages.

Aaron Klein, a co-owner of the Portland-based bakery Sweet Cakes by Melissa, paid $136,000 on Monday, after a two-year battle over the issue. He and his staff had refused to make a wedding cake for same-sex couple Laurel and Rachel Bowman-Cryer, saying that it was against their religious beliefs.

The fine was ordered by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI),which claims that the owners’ refusal violates the state’s anti-discrimination laws.



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