|Aaron Klein, owner of Sweet Cakes by Melissa says he rejected same-sex couple because he believes marriage is a religious institution ordained by God|
An Oregon bakery owner is in trouble after refusing to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple.
On 17 January, a mother and daughter showed up at Sweet Cakes by Melissa looking for the perfect wedding cake.
Speaking to King5.com, owner Aaron Klein said:
My first question is what’s the wedding date.
My next question is bride and groom’s name…the girl giggled a little bit and said it’s two brides.
Klein told the women the company does not make cakes for same-sex marriages. The women were disgusted and walked out according to the owner.
‘I believe that marriage is a religious institution ordained by God’, said Klein. ‘A man should leave his mother and father and cling to his wife…that to me is the beginning of marriage’.
As soon as the story hit local media, numerous people blasted the Kleins online and in purpose.
While he won’t bless the union of a gay couple with a too-thick layer of butter cream frosting and overly dry white cake, he is not anti-gay, Klein says. ‘They can buy my stuff’, “I’ll sell them [gay people] stuff… I’ll talk to them, it’s fine,” he told NBC.
‘I’d rather have my kids see their dad stand up for what he believes in then to see him bow down because one person complained.
The Oregon Department of Justice are currently investigating the bakery because they may have violated one of the US state’s anti-discrimination laws.