Wedding cakes at a bakery in West Hollywood, Calif., in 2008. (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters) By: Jeremy Dys & Mike Berry, Deputy General Counsel Another wedding-cake case, this time in Oregon, where the state has punished two bakers for their refusal to lend their services to a same-sex wedding. Americans are grappling with how to […]
Salem, Ore. – Today, the Oregon Court of Appeals heard the case of Aaron and Melissa Klein, a couple who lost their bakery for running their business according to their religious beliefs. During the oral arguments, the Kleins’ attorneys argued that the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) violated […]
WHAT: Aaron and Melissa Klein owned and operated a family bakery, Sweet Cakes by Melissa, in Gresham, Oregon. In 2013, a woman asked the Kleins to make a cake for her same-sex wedding. Aaron and Melissa had served the woman before, but as devout Christians, they believed that participating in […]
PORTLAND, OR, April 25, 2016 – First Liberty Institute and Boyden Gray, former White House Counsel for President George H. W. Bush, filed a brief with the Oregon Court of Appeals on behalf of Aaron and Melissa Klein, an Oregon couple who lost their bakery for running their business according […]
First Liberty Institute and Boyden Gray to serve as appellate team for Kleins in high profile case involving religious liberty.