On Monday, the Supreme Court threw out a ruling against two bakers from Oregon who refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple.
The couple, Aaron and Melissa Klein, said that the reason why they refused to bake the wedding cake was that their religion doesn’t approve gay marriages.
The case of Kleins arose when Rachel Bowman-Cryer asked them about a wedding cake. And when Aaron Klein asked her about the details of it, including the name of the groom, Rachel told Aaron that there is no groom. Then Aaron said that their bakery doesn’t bake cakes for gay couples.
Rachel’s mother who was with her said that Aaron has quoted the Bible while he was giving his reasons for rejecting her order.
The Kleins were forced to pay a $135,000 fine to the gay couple for discrimination and violation of their rights. Finally, they ended up closing the bakery.
The couple was represented by First Liberty who celebrated the decision of the Court as a win.
“This is a victory for Aaron and Melissa Klein and for religious liberty for all Americans,” First Liberty president Kelly Shackelford said in a statement.
“The Constitution protects speech, popular or not, from condemnation by the government. The message from the Court is clear, government hostility toward religious Americans will not be tolerated.”