Since when does a business owner have to bend to the whims of a same-sex weddding? What is the difference when you are at the front of a store and the sign on the store states, “no shirt, no service.”
We know that the states of Washington, Oregon, and California are far left states and we accept that and it is certainly showing in this instance. So where is the Constitution. Oh, I forgot – these states don’t follow the Constitution – only when it is an advantage for them to use it – it is time to change that.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An appellate court Thursday upheld a penalty against Oregon bakery owners who refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding almost five years ago.
The owners of the since-closed Gresham bakery — Aaron and Melissa Klein — argued that state Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian violated state and federal laws by forcing them to pay emotional-distress damages of $135,000 to the lesbian couple.
Their lawyers said Avakian and the state Bureau of Labor and Industries violated the Kleins’ rights as artists to free speech, their rights to religious freedom and their rights as defendants to a due process.
But the Oregon Court of Appeals sided with the state Thursday, saying the Kleins failed to show the state targeted them for their religious beliefs. The judges also found public statements made by Avakian before deciding the case did not establish a lack of impartiality.