Supreme Court throws out judgment against the bakers who refused cake for gay couple

nearvideo Oregon Baker take freedom of religion case to the high court

Christian bakers Melissa and Aaron Klein hit were forced with a massive monetary penalty, has the right to close Sweet Cakes By Melissa after he refused to bake a custom wedding cake for a lesbian couple.

The Supreme court on Monday a judgment against two Oregon bakers not baking threw a wedding cake for a lesbian couple.

The couple, Melissa and Aaron Klein cited religious beliefs as a reason for non-provision of services for a gay wedding. This touches on the latest in a series of such cases, the headlines in the last few years. While the court of the last term, the judge ruled in favor of the Colorado baker in a similar situation, stating that a government Agency is shown to be improper hostility to the Baker’s religion in search of that he is up against a state anti-discrimination law.


On Monday, the Supreme Court in the case of Small sent, back down to a lower court “for further consideration in light” of their Colorado decision.

The Central disputes in the case — is LGBT the pit-rights against religious freedom considerations — still to be addressed by the Supreme court.

A similar case with a Washington state florist Baronelle Stutzman, which was previously sent back to the court of appeal to review its decision against Stutzman in the light of the Colorado-case. The Washington court of justice confirmed its decision, and the case is expected to go back before the Supreme court once more.


The Kleins’ case, it turned out, as Rachel Bowman-Cryer went in January 2013 to see about a wedding cake. If Aaron Small requested information, including the name of the groom, she said to him, there was none. Small then, the bakery said no cakes for gay weddings, court records said.

Bowman-Cryer’s mother, who was with her, said the Small, quoted the Bible, when, in explaining his decision.

The Kleins had to pay $135,000 judgment, in order to discriminate against the couple for, you are in violation of the public accommodations Statute. They landed close their bakery.

The couple is represented by the First freedom, which celebrated the Supreme court decision as a victory.

“This is a victory for Aaron and Melissa Klein, and for the religious freedom for all Americans,” First Liberty president Kelly Shackelford said in a statement. “The Constitution protects the speech, popular or not, of the condemnation by the government. The message from the court is clear, the government’s hostility will not be tolerated against religious Americans.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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