Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Bakery Owners Pay Judgment To Pursue Appeal In Same-Sex Wedding Cake Case

The Willamette Week reported Monday that the Oregon bakery that had been ordered by the state Bureau of Labor and Industries to pay $135,000 in damages for refusing to bake a cake for a same-sex commitment ceremony, in order to appeal the ruling, paid the judgment (plus interest) on Monday. The owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa decided to pay the $136,927 now due, instead of securing an appeal bond for the amount of the judgment. (See prior related posting.)  Supporters of the bakery owners have contributed at least $517,000 to them through crowdsourcing websites.