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LET THEM EAT CAKE: Sweet Cakes by Melissa, the Gresham bakery that in February 2013 famously refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple, recently wrote on the bakery’s Facebook page t   More
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Sweet Cakes by Melissa Writes About Previously Refusing Service to Gays

Says that the others "understood and went to another bakery."

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Sweet Cakes by Melissa, the Gresham bakery that in February of 2013 famously refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple, recently wrote on its Facebook page that it also refused service to other "gay people" in the past. Last month, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industry found "substantial evidence" that the bakery unlawfully refused service to the lesbian couple. The bakery maintained ...   More
 
Monday, February 24, 2014 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

State of Oregon Finds Substantial Evidence Gresham Bakers Discriminated Illegally

Sweet Cakes by Melissa refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple in February 2013.

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The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries says in a press release today that it found "substantial evidence" that Sweet Cakes by Melissa committed unlawful discrimination when it refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple in February 2013. The Oregon Equality Act of 2007 made it illegal in the state of Oregon for a public business to discriminate on the grounds of sexual orientation.The ...   More
 
Friday, January 17, 2014 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Sweet Cakes, Strong Takes

A selection of emails sent to Oregon's “Stalin,” “Klan,” “Nazi” and/or “Commie” Officials regarding Gresham’s Sweet Cakes By Melissa

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Last week, Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industry found “substantial evidence” that Gresham’s Sweet Cakes By Melissa discriminated against a lesbian couple last February by refusing to make them a wedding cake. Aaron and Melissa Klein will now go through a mediation process which, if unsuccessful, may result in formal charges of discrimination. The bakery, which was forced from its storefront ...   More
 
Friday, January 24, 2014 by Martin Cizmar

Gresham Cake Bakery that Refused Service to Gays Faces New Complaint

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Sweet Cakes by Melissa, the Gresham bakery that closed after refusing to create a wedding cake for a lesbian couple, faces a new state complaint.The complaint, filed Nov. 7 with the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries and reported by WW news partner KATU, is from the partner of the woman who filed the original complaint.Laurel Bowman-Cryer says that her fiancee, Rachel Cryer, went to the Gresham ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 by Andrea Damewood

Gresham Cake Bakery That Refused Service to Gays Has Closed

Sweet Cakes by Melissa owner will bake from home

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Sweet Cakes by Melissa, the Gresham cake shop that made headlines in February by refusing to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple, closed its storefront this weekend. An Aug. 30 entry on Sweet Cakes' Facebook page says, "This will be our last weekend at the shop we are moving our business to an in home bakery. [sic] I will post our new number soon. Email will stay the same melissa@sweetcakesweb.com."The ...   More
 
Sunday, September 1, 2013 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

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