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Don't Let Them Eat Cake

Don't Let Them Eat Cake

By Jeff Wagner. CREATED Jan 23, 2014

Oregon is one of 21 states that have laws making it illegal to discriminate against people based on sexual orientation.

Last year, a same sex couple went to the Sweet Cakes bakery in Portland and asked them to make a cake for their wedding.  The owners of the bakery, who do not believe in same sex marriage, refused. The couple then filed a complaint with the State - which found against the bakery.

The gay community targeted the bakery for a series of protests.  Wedding vendors who did busines with the bakery were also threatened.  Ultimately, the owners closed their retail store but continue to operate out of their home.

Under Oregon law, if a settlement can't be reached, the owners of the bakery could face hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines.

So, should the bakery have been allowed to refuse to make the gay wedding cake?  The store didn't refuse to sell them bread, it just refused to bake the cake.

We'll discuss the issue during the 1 p.m. hour of Thursday's radio show.  Please feel free to share your thoughts in the Comments section - and be sure to check back later to hear a replay of the segment.

Jeff Wagner

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Jeff Wagner recently completed his 15th year as a talk show host at 620 WTMJ. Jeff's show, which airs Monday through Friday from noon to 3 p.m., features stories which you might not have heard about elsewhere and emphasizes Jeff's common sense approach to issues.