Here we go again. Via Oregon’s KATU:
A wedding beneath towering Mount Hood, overlooking the swift blue water of the Columbia River in the Gorge, truly felt like a fairy tale for Erin Hanson and Katie Pugh. But when the couple went to find a baker for their wedding cake, they were turned away because they are lesbians. “I found a gal who was making gorgeous cakes,” said Pugh. “I contacted her and we set up a time to do a tasting.”
It was the perfect baker in the perfect spot – Fleur Cakes owned by Pam Regentin – just down the road from the wedding. The ladies scheduled a tasting. “I mentioned Erin in passing, and said a ‘she’ in passing too, in the email. A few days later she called back and that was today. And called and verified it was a same-sex wedding,” Pugh said.
And that’s when Fleur Cakes said it wouldn’t bake the cake. The business is also Regentin’s house. She was out of town but spoke to KATU News on the phone. When asked if she was aware it’s illegal to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation for a business that serves the public, Regentin said: “I believe I have the liberty to live by my principles.”
Hit the link for KATU’s video report.