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Lesbian couple denied service from bakery accepts offer by ‘Ace of Cakes’

Monday, February 11, 2013
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A lesbian couple who were denied a wedding cake by a Gresham, Ore., bakery because they are gay, have accepted an offer by Baltimore pastry chef Duff Goldman, star of Food Network’s “Ace of Cakes,” to bake and deliver a free wedding cake.

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Goldman came to the rescue of the couple after Aaron Klein, owner of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, said he draws the line at making wedding cakes for same-sex couples.

Appearing on HuffPost Live last week, Goldman, the executive chef of Baltimore’s Charm City Cakes, said, “I saw this story and I was like, “Wait — I can do something, there’s injustice involving a cake!”

The names of the women have not been released, however they issued a statement through their lawyer thanking friends, family members and the community for the “outpouring of support.”

“We are especially thankful that LGBT-supportive companies have graciously offered their services to make our special day perfect,” they said.

The Oregon Department of Justice is investigating the bakery’s refusal to provide service to the couple, which could be in violation of an Oregon law that prohibits discrimination in places of public accommodation.

The couple said Klein called them “abominations unto the Lord.”

Meanwhile, Klein tells KATU-TV that business has been booming since he took a stand against same-sex marriage.

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