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After Dragging Their Feet For Two Years, Antigay Bakers Finally Pay $136K Bigot Fine

by Queerty News December 29, 2015

After Dragging Their Feet For Two Years, Antigay Bakers Finally Pay $136K Bigot Fine


The never-ending story involving two antigay bakers who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple has finally come to an end.

Aaron and Melissa Klein, a husband-wife duo who own the Portland-based bakery Sweet Cakes by Melissa, just forked over $136,000 after a two-year court battle over a gay wedding cake.

Related: Oregon Bakery That Refused To Serve Gay Wedding Couple Closes Shop

It all started in 2013 when the Kleins were sued for refusing to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple’s wedding, saying same-sex marriage was against their religious beliefs. The story made national headlines and the backlash forced the Klein’s to close their store and resort to selling “ex-gay” cakes out of their home to make ends meet.

When the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries stepped in and ordered the couple to pay $136,000 for violating the state’s anti-discrimination laws, the Kleins did what every antigay bigot does these days: They launched a GoFundMe page.

Related: Sorry, Christians, GoFundMe Is Cracking Down On Your Hate Campaigns

Their page raised nearly $110,000 before being yanked down for violating GoFundMe’s policy against raising money “in defense of formal charges of heinous crimes, including violent, hateful, or sexual acts.”

Finally, after losing their appeal and their GoFundMe campaign, the Kleins decided to fork over the money. Yesterday, they paid the $136,000. Then they updated their website to include the following passage from the Bible: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Related: Homophobic Bakers In Oregon Are Back, Now Serving “Ex-Gay” Cakes Out Of Their Home

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