Bakeries are not generally known for sparking controversy, but that's what happened at Sweet Cakes by Melissa in Gresham, Oregon, when owner Aaron Klein refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple.
In January, one of the brides and her mother visited Klein's bakery. When Klein found out the wedding involved two brides, he told the potential customers that he doesn't bake cakes for same-sex marriages. "They're making a choice to do what they're doing and I'm making a choice not to be part of it," Klein says.
The Oregon Department of Justice is looking into the couple's discrimination complaint. Meanwhile, Duff Goldman, a popular pastry chef featured on the reality show "Ace of Cakes," has reached out to the couple via Twitter. Goldman, who is based in Baltimore and created a fondant-covered 50-lb. cake for Obama's second inauguration, offered to bake and transport a cake for them free of charge.
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