TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Oct 24, 2018
The former owners of an Oregon bakery are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to accept their appeal and decide that they had a First Amendment right to refuse to bake a custom cake for a same-sex wedding, The ABA Journal reports. The decision could resolve a broader question that the Supreme Court didn’t settle in its Masterpiece Cakeshop decision involving a Colorado baker who refused to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding. “The State of Oregon drove Melissa and Aaron Klein out of the custom-cake business and hit them with a $135,000 penalty because the Kleins could not in good conscience employ their artistic talents to express a message celebrating a same-sex wedding ritual,” a cert petition filed Oct. 19 says.