GRESHAM, Ore. – The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries ruled a Gresham bakery discriminated against a same-sex couple when it refused to make a cake for their wedding.
The couple filed a complaint against Sweet Cakes by Melissa last year. The bakery's owners said they wouldn't sell the couple a wedding cake because it violated their religious beliefs.
The state ruled a bakery is not a religious institution, so refusing the order violated Oregon’s Equality Act passed in 2007.
In September, the bakery shut its doors and said via a Facebook post it was moving the business to an in-home bakery.
BOLI will now work with both sides to see if they can reach a settlement.