The lesbian couple who were refused a wedding cake by a Christian bakery just fleeced them for $135,000 in "emotional damages." AFTER they were driven out of business. Over a CAKE.
This is obscene. The lesbians weren't the ones who were subject to death threats, vandalism, and angry protests outside their house, the bakers were.
What are your thoughts on this? Cry discrimination all you want, but to me, financially ruining a family over a cake is wrong no matter what the reason.
- The payday was the entire point from the beginning.Vote A
- Discrimination! They deserved it.Vote B
- This has gone too far.Vote C
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I skimmed through the article and here's what stood out to me. The bakery has no issue with selling to the LGBT community. They just want provide or sell goods going to a gay wedding. One of the lesbians bought a cake there for her mothers wedding and there was no issue. When she went for her wedding that's when the problem happened.
As for the couple they lost their business because of the press. They have five children and two of them are adopted and might lose them since they don't have the funds they originally had to support them. They are now doing their business from home. They had a gofundme page but it was shut down when supporters of the lesbians reported it to Oregon state law. They didn't register their business as a religious bakery which is the main reason they lost. Had they done so they would've been protected under Oregon law.
My issue is that if gay marriage wasn't allowed in Oregon until 2014 and the cake request was made and denied in 2013. How did it stand up? Also I know America is known as a sue happy country and most frivolous lawsuits such as this come into question. But I honestly don't know if this was motivated by money or these lesbians actually thought they were doing the right thing. Common sense to most people is that if someone refuses to serve you or provides bad service you take your money else where. Why would I want to hand money to someone who treats me poorly? The lesbians claim they suffered emotional damage but the bakers suffered much worst.
All this over a damned caked.4
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