A lesbian couple who were denied a wedding cake by an Oregon bakery is getting a sweeter deal. ABC news.com reported on Saturday that celebrity baker and star of Ace of Cakes” Duff Goldman offered to make the couple their dream cake after finding out the news. The couple has gladly accepted the offer.
One of the brides-to-be originally filed a complaint on Jan.28 after being denied a wedding cake by an Oregon-based baker called Sweet Cakes. The owner of the baker said he declined to make the brides wedding cake because of religious beliefs.
I honestly did not mean to hurt anybody,” said Aaron Klein, owner of Sweet Cakes. “Didn’t mean to make anybody upset, [it’s] just something I believe in very strongly.”
But Klein’s rejection of the lesbian couple went against what his baker is promoting on their website which clearly says that they make “cakes for any occasion.” It also went against the Oregon Equality Act which prohibits public accommodations, including businesses, from discriminating against people based on their sexual orientation and gender identity. But Klein felt his views are protection by his Constitutional right. But when serving the public which consists of many different backgrounds including religious beliefs, discrimination is a viable claim especially when promoting service for any occasions.
The couple will be getting a sweeter deal out of all this, not only are they getting their dream cake, they will get if for free as Goldman offered to make and deliver the cake after hearing about the news.
“I want to give them a big hug and say congratulations. It involves cake, it involves love, marriage, all things I’m a big fan of.”
The names of the couple haven’t been released but they are thankful to LGBT-supportive companies and has accepted Goldman’s generous offer.
This is the kind of generosity and acceptance that will make their wedding day perfect.