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    Bakery Violated Civil Rights

    WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 01:  A wedding cake for same-sex couples at a wedding celebration at The Abbey on July 1, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals lifted California's ban on same-sex marriages just three days after the Supreme Court ruled that supporters of the ban, Proposition 8, could not defend it before the high court. California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered all counties in the state to begin issuing licenses immediately.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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    By refusing to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, a bakery in Gresham, Oregon violated the state's Equality Act, according to a ruling from the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries. The ruling stated that a bakery is not a religious institution and refusing a same-sex couple's order is a violation of civil rights. The complaint against Sweet Cakes by Melissa was filed last year. The owners of the bakery claimed that making the couple a cake would violate their religious beliefs. The bakery has since shut down and become an in-home business.

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