Remember Sweet Cakes by Melissa, the anti-gay Oregon bakery whose owners refused to serve a lesbian couple, claiming that their homophobic religious beliefs allowed them to violate the state's anti-discrimination law?
Local news reports indicate that the bakery is closing its doors. From KOIN 6 News:
According to the "Sweet Cakes by Melissa" Facebook page, "This will be our last weekend at the shop; we are moving our business to an in-home bakery..."
On Aug. 14, Oregon's state Bureau of Labor and Industries reported its investigation to determine if Sweet Cakes' actions violated the Oregon Equality Act of 2007, which states that people cannot be denied service based on sexual orientation. The law provides an exemption for schools and religious groups, but not for private businesses, according to a BOLI news release.
Surprising no one, owners Aaron and Melissa Klein wasted no time claiming the mantle of martyrdom and casting themselves as the latest casualties of the non-existent Big Gay War Against Religious Freedom.