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California court: Baker can refuse order from gay couple

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A California court has recognized a pastry chef’s right to refuse to sell a wedding cake to a same-sex couple, as the Supreme Court debates a similar case with weighty implications.


A court in Bakersfield, located in a conservative region of central California, ruled in a judgment on Monday night that the shop owner was able to deny baking a cake specifically for a same-sex couple.


“No baker may place their wares in public display case, open their shop, and then refuse to sell because of race, religion, gender, or gender identification,” the ruling said.


But “the difference here is that the cake in question is not yet baked,” it added.


The court said to make the baker “use her talents to design and create cake she has not yet conceived with the knowledge that her work will be displayed in celebration of marital union her religion forbids” would violate the US first amendment that protects free speech.


Cathy Miller, the baker in question, said she was “so joyful” upon receiving the news, according to US media.


The couple, Eileen and Mireya Rodriguez, however denied that they wanted a special-order cake.


They said they went in August 2017 to taste cakes for their wedding and anticipated ordering a pre-existing model without special decorations.


But after they returned with other people to the bakery, Miller directed them to a competitor, Gimme Some Sugar, saying she does not approve of same-sex marriages for religious reasons.


The Supreme Court is expected to render a decision later this year in a similar case involving a Colorado baker who cited his devout Christian faith in refusing to make a wedding cake for a gay couple.


The case pitting free speech, religion, and artistic freedom against anti-discrimination laws is the most significant for gay rights since the high court approved same-sex marriage two years ago.         /kga

  • Jay Ann

    Gays, common.. the baker have as much right to see you as sinful therefore refuse your order as you have rights to be married and sword fight each other.

    • Glock34 Gen4

      Or pompiang each other. Ahihihihihi

  • David Luna

    sodom and gomorra ,parang usa and canada iyan!

  • alisto101

    Good decision.. . Everybody right has to be respected.. .

  • edward pogi

    I salute her by standing for her conviction at the loss of customers. Some people will just succumb to the LGBT community not out of respect but fear of their backlash. She stood her ground and won.

  • Jay Martin

    Good to know. LGBT whims shouldn’t be tolerated.

  • tommy villanueva

    What is next man to female animal, woman to male animal, man to male animal, woman to female animal then insects to man marriage………………………



  • Ian

    LGBT can do whatever they want and the baker can also do as she wishes. Everybody happy. Go get your cake elsewhere.

  • iimo8

    LGBT numbers about 1 to 2% of the population and yet they wanted the majority (the 98%) to adapt to heir wishes.