not-so-sweet cakes

Bakery Violated Civil Rights

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.