Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Judge finds Sweet Cakes by Melissa Guilty of Discrimination


Well, Sweet Cakes by Melissa hope they could move away from their wedding cake nightmare. These haters refused to make a cake for a lesbian couple and once the story went viral, Aaron and Melissa Klein felt the heat from the nation!

But that's not all that's going down:

An administrative law judge has rejected an attempt by lawyers representing the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa to dismiss the case and award them $200,000 for damages, court costs and attorney fees.

Instead, the judge said in an interim order that Aaron and Melissa Klein unlawfully discriminated against the same-sex couple by denying them full and equal access to a place of public accommodation.

The ruling clears the way for a March 10 hearing in Portland in a highly charged case centering on the business owners' religious beliefs and alleged violation of their customers' civil rights.

In Oregon, such contested civil rights cases can be heard before an administrative law judge or taken to civil court.
Both sides had sought summary judgment in the dispute. But in his Jan. 29 interim order, Alan McCullough found that the undisputed facts in the case supported charges of unlawful discrimination under the Oregon Equality Act.
 Poor, Sweet Cakes.

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