The case began when Rachel Bowman-Cryer went to the suburban Portland bakery with her mother in January 2013. The couple, Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer, filed a complaint with the state Bureau of Labor and Industries. The law provides an exemption for religious organizations but does not allow private businesses to discriminate based on sexual orientation.
The Kleins balked at first, then paid the $135,000 and vowed to appeal the case. The money from the judgment has sat in an escrow account throughout the appeals process.
The case will likely now be appealed to the Oregon Supreme Court. They are considering this option, their attorneys said. "It's definitely had its toll on them", Aaron Klein said. "It's a great day for equality in OR".
They released a statement Thursday that read, in part, "It does not matter how you were born or who you love".
A years-long legal battle ensued.
First Liberty, one of the nation's most prominent religious liberty law firms, represented the Kleins. In that case, the bakery refused to create a cake for a same-sex couple's 2012 wedding reception. A broad religious exemption to this law would permit any business to deny service to anyone, rendering Oregon's protections against discrimination meaningless.
"Freedom of expression for ourselves should require freedom of expression for others".
As Rachel remained in the vehicle, in tears, her mother went in to speak with Klein. As a devout Christian, she incorporated her faith into every aspect of her life, especially her work.
The Kleins argued that a liberal labor commissioner, Brad Avakian, violated their religious rights and free speech rights when he imposed the staggering fine for causing emotional distress to the lesbian couple.
Judge Rebecca Duncan asked whether a person making a sandwich in a cafeteria could make the same argument. The bakers refused only after hearing that the cakes would be used in same-sex marriage receptions.
"Race is different from sexual orientation", Gustafson said, adding that laws barring interracial marriages were proxies for racial bias and white supremacy. "We've tried to protect them as much as possible". "It meant everything to me and losing it has been so hard for me and my family". However, that had no effect on the outcome or the award for damages. The nature of the discrimination and its impact on the couple's sense of self were harmful, he said. The Kleins have directed us to no evidence whatsoever that ORS 659A.403 was enacted for the goal of singling out religiously motivated action, or that BOLI has selectively targeted religion in its enforcement of the statute.
Bass said: "The United States continues to stand with all Afghans in their pursuit of peace, security, and prosperity". An Afghan official says a roadside mine has exploded, killing six children in northern Balkh province.
Google has reportedly contacted at least "two prominent malls" in India to request space for a more permanent location. "They have plans to open stores here", said one of them, adding the company would open "experience centres" in India.
Opponents say such a law would damage doctor-patient relationships and does nothing to improve lives of those with Down syndrome. Kasich signed Ohio House Bill 214 Friday, roughly a week after the legislation was passed by the state assembly.
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That season, Mahomes tallied a completion percentage of 63.5 and a passer rating of 147.2. "All those things, we've seen". Mahomes looked great in the preseason, completing 34/54 passes for 390 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions.
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The way the AFC playoff picture is shaking out, it's a sure thing that the Steelers and Patriots will get first-round byes. When James Harrison eventually retires - it has to happen at some point, right? - he'll go down as a Steelers legend.
Mahadayi has become an emotive political issue in northern parts ahead of the state assembly elections due early next year. Farmers in Karnataka are demanding the resolution of the dispute of sharing of the Mahadayi river with Goa.
According to ESPN , Rosen has expressed concern about winding up in Cleveland, and would rather be with a more stable franchise. As we inch closer to the NFL Playoffs, the draft order is starting to take shape, at least at the top of the draft.
Speaking after the hammering at Tottenham, Pellegrino said on leaving Van Dijk out, "We have to wait until January". Virgil van Dijk was absent again, and it seems like the club made another mistake in not selling him in the summer.
The churches of the city have been decorated and thousands of people visited the holy places to celebrate the Pagan holiday . In Prakasham district, the churches were glittering with electric colour lights.
Colder weather on the way
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Pakistan allows Indian 'spy' on death row to meet family
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It will be a very cold, white Christmas in Great Falls
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Reported SpaceX rocket seen over Arizona sky
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