Another Oregon bakery refuses same-sex couple cake

"Tolerance is sweet" signs

From another recent bakery incident, people gathered to protest the bakery that refused to make a same-sex couple a wedding cake. That bakery is now being investigated for violation of state discrimination legislation. (Photo: Robert Dinwall/KOIN)

BY ZACK FORD
ThinkProgress

Another bakery in Oregon has refused to sell a cake to a lesbian couple for their commitment ceremony. Erin Hanson and Katie Pugh reached out to Fleur Cakes for a wedding cake for their celebration near Mt. Hood, but owner Pam Regentin made it quite clear she would not serve them because they are a same-sex couple. KATU News reporter Dan Cassuto reached Regentin by phone to confirm she understood she was clearly violating Oregon’s nondiscrimination law.

The story parallels a similar instance of discrimination from earlier this year, when Sweet Cakes by Melissa refused to provide a same-sex couple a cake because “marriage is a religious institution ordained by God.” The Oregon Labor Bureau is still processing a complaint filed by that couple.

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2 Responses to “Another Oregon bakery refuses same-sex couple cake”

  1. Gia

    I’m sorry, but this is one fight I can’t get behind. If this were a gov. agency or something like that I could see, but these are private business’ & as such I believe they are entitled to serve whomever they choose. If it were me & the KKK came in I’d like to be able to refuse them service too. If you don’t like their choice, boycott their business. These type issues should be dealt with by results of public sentiment & require a bit of patients, not legislation & law suits.

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  2. Miss Mack

    The KKK is a nationally recognized HATE group. Let me ask you this question: Do you believe it is legal for a business to refuse to bake a cake for a black couple based on their “religious beliefs”? An inter-racial couple?

    Private business owners have the right to not serve certain people, but they could be prosecuted for discrimination. We have more laws, thankfully, that protect same-sex couples and other minorities from such treatment.

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