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Against the ‘Coercive Elimination of Dissent’

November 16, 2018 • In the News

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 […]

March 2017 – Bakers Who Lost Their Bakery For Not Making Same-Sex Wedding Cake Have Day in Court

Aaron and Melissa Klein, former owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, appear at hearing before Oregon Court of Appeals
March 2, 2017 • Press Releases

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 […]

February 2017 – Bakers Who Lost Their Bakery For Not Making Same-Sex Wedding Cake Will Have Day in Court

Oregon Court of Appeals will hear the Klein case on March 2; press conference will be held immediately following hearing
February 28, 2017 • Press Releases

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 […]

Oregon Bakers penalized for not making same-sex wedding cake file brief with Oregon Court of Appeals

First Liberty Institute and Boyden Gray contend that the Oregon state government violated Aaron and Melissa Kleins’ rights to religious liberty, free speech, and due process
April 26, 2016 • Press Releases

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 […]

Aaron & Melissa Klein – SweetCakes

February 23, 2016 • Photos & Video

First Liberty Institute is representing Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of “Sweet Cakes by Melissa,” in a battle for the Oregon couple’s religious freedom.

First Liberty announces new clients, Aaron and Melissa Klein, who were forced to shut down their bakery due to religious beliefs

NASHVILLE, TN, February 23, 2016
February 23, 2016 • Press Releases

First Liberty Institute and Boyden Gray to serve as appellate team for Kleins in high profile case involving religious liberty.

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