I was reading Jezebel (don't judge me) when I came across the story of yet another bigoted bakery who refused to make a cake for a couple who are getting married.
An Oregon bakery owner, Pam Regentin of Fleur Cakes, has refused to make a wedding cake for two brides-to-be, Erin Hanson and Katie Pugh, soley because they are gay.
"I mentioned Erin in passing," said Pugh of her future wife, "And said a 'she' in passing too, in the email. A few days later she called back… and verified it was a same-sex marriage." That's when Regentin refused to bake the wedding cake the couple had requested, with a lovely, "Not from my kitchen." When pressed by a local reporter, Regentin stated, "I believe I have the liberty to live by my principles."
So apparently, Regentin stands behind her right be a bigot despite the fact that what she is doing is outright illegal. According to Oregon's 2007 Equality Act, Regentin cannot discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. I can only hope that the couple who were denied a wedding cake will sue this bakery into the stone ages. In this space, I don't need to talk about the damage of homophobia because regular readers are well aware of how oppression hurts marginalized bodies but I would like to address the following comment which I read on Jezebel on their piece about this heinous incident.