THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Coincidence, perhaps, but a Oregon business that made national news earlier this year when they refused to bake a cake for a lesbian couple, closed its doors to the public following last week’s state-ordered $400,000 trans discrimination payout to transgender patrons of another Oregon business. This is on the heels of their own hit with a state discrimination complaint filed by that lesbian couple last month. The co-owner, Aaron Klein, had told the lesbian couple that they don’t do same-sex marriage.
The business, Sweet Cakes by Melissa, said that they would not be operating a storefront anymore would be changing to an “in home bakery”. According to Willamette Week, the bakery claimed to have an uptick in business following the incident. No explanation as to why closure of the storefront was offered.
This isn’t further information at this time but I don’t think the discrimination claim goes away. In addition, running a business at home likely doesn’t excuse further discrimination.
I’ll follow-up on this as more information becomes known.
More on the $400,000 trans discrimination payout: https://lexiecannes.wordpress.com/2013/08/30/oregon-slams-defiant-bar-owner-pay-400000-to-banned-transgender-patrons/
DO YOU WANT TO HELP LEXIE WITH TRANS ADVOCACY? Get the award-winning trans-themed feature film Lexie Cannes: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0963781332 Or via PayPal: http://www.lexiecannes.com/id13.html
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT is associated with Wipe Out Transphobia: http://www.wipeouttransphobia.com/
Read Lexie Cannes in The Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/courtney-odonnell/