The case began back in January , when Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of the since-closed Sweet Cakes by Melissa bakery just outside Portland, Oregon, cited their religious beliefs when declining to make a wedding cake for Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer. Following the incident, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries found the Kleins in violation of a state law that protects the rights of LGBTQ people in employment, housing and public accommodations. In , the couple was ordered to pay the Bowman-Cryers emotional distress damages. On Thursday, nearly five years after the incident that ignited the case, the Oregon Court of Appeals sided with the state and upheld the penalty against the Kleins. Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer applauded the ruling through a statement released by their attorney. All of us are equal under the law and should be treated equally.
Supreme Court rejects group's final attempt to overturn Oregon's gay marriage law
State of Oregon: Media Room - Oregon Gay and Lesbian Law Association Annual Dinner
Menu Oregon. Agency Main Content. What an honor. One of my favorite features of these dinners is the coming together of every generation of our professional community. As I look out on the law students and young lawyers in the room, I think back on my own experience as a young lawyer in this community. A lot has changed.
Story Tools. CNN -- Oregon's attorney general advised county officials Friday that issuing same-sex marriage licenses is against state law -- but added that the law in question may be unconstitutional. Ted Kulongoski urged officials in Multnomah County to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples until the state Supreme Court can decide whether laws limiting matrimony to heterosexuals pass constitutional muster.
Supreme Court Gay Marriage. The Supreme Court refused Monday to hear an appeal of Oregon's gay marriage ruling. The Associated Press. The U. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear one last legal attempt by the National Organization for Marriage to overturn a federal judge's ruling allowing gays and lesbians to marry in Oregon.