WATCH: Another Oregon Baker Refuses to Bake Cake for Lesbian Wedding

A baker in Mt. Hood, Ore., is under scrutiny after refusing to bake a cake for a lesbian couple's wedding when she discovered they were a same-sex couple.
By: Sunnivie Brydum
May 15 2013 1:10 PM

A baker in Mt. Hood, Ore., is under scrutiny after refusing to bake a cake for a lesbian couple's wedding when she discovered they were a same-sex couple.

Erin and Hanson and Katie Pugh told Seattle's KOMO News that preparations for their picturesque wedding on the Hood River were going swimmingly, until they contacted Pam Regentin, who owns Fleur Cakes. 

Pugh scheduled a tasting, and says she casually revealed that her future spouse was also a woman in an email to Fleur. 

"A few days later she called back," Pugh told KOMO. "And called and verified it was a same-sex wedding." That's when Regentin told Pugh she wouldn't bake the cake. 

Of course, that's against Oregon's antidiscrimination statute, which requires any business that serves the public to do so without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. A baker in Gresham, Ore. is currently being investigated by the state's labor bureau after the owner cited his religious beliefs in refusing to serve a different lesbian couple earlier this year

KOMO reached Fleur's owner, Regentin, by phone to ask if she was aware of the state's antidiscrimination law, which makes her refusal of service illegal.

"I believe that I have the liberty to live by my principals," Regentin told a KOMO reporter over the phone.

Watch KOMO's report below. 

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