Last month, an Oregon baker refused to help a same-sex couple who wanted to purchase a wedding cake. The women claim that Sweet Cakes Bakery owner Aaron Klein referred to them as "abominations unto the Lord," and said he'd rather close down his business than "be forced to do something that violates my conscience." That's exactly what may happen; Klein's now under investigation for violating the Oregon Equality Act of 2007, which prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. As sad and vile as all of these stories of discrimination are, what's inspiring is that people are quick to stand up and defend others.
Baltimore-based pastry chef and Ace of Cakes star Duff Goldman is offering to bake and transport the couple's wedding cake to Portland free of charge. Goldman announced his idea over Twitter, but there's no word yet on whether the women are accepting it. Considering he just made a cake for Obama's inauguration, we think they should take him up on his offer. "Two people who pledge to spend the rest of their lives today; that's cool," Goldman said. "It doesn't matter who they are." Hells yeah.
Bakery Denies Same-Sex Couple Wedding Cake [ABC]
Duff Goldman, 'Ace Of Cakes' Chef, Offers To Bake Rejected Lesbian Couple's Wedding Cake For Free [HuffPo]
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