Couple Who Refused To Bake A Cake For A Same Sex Wedding Being Ordered to Pay 135K In "Emotional Damages"
Daily Signal- An Oregon administrative law judge recommended today that the bakers who refused to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding should be fined $135,000.
“[T]he forum concludes that $75,000 and $60,000, are appropriate awards to compensate [the same-sex couple] for the emotional suffering they experienced,” wrote Alan McCullough, administrative law judge for Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries in his proposed order.
Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa located in Gresham, Ore., say the fine is enough to potentially bankrupt their family of seven.
Aaron and his wife Melissa are both Christians and believe that marriage is the union of one man and one woman.
One of the women, whose name was redacted to protect her privacy, listed 88 symptoms as grounds for compensation. The other, whose name was also redacted, listed 90.
Now I think we are all in agreement that people shouldn't be refused service for their sexual orientation. Anyone that thinks or acts in a manner contrary to notion is so far behind that times that it isn't worth discussing. Furthermore, this couple really isn't a place that to be refusing business. These gals could have walked in and started scissoring on the counter and they should have been able to purchase a celebratory cake afterwards. Hell, they should have been able to request that the couple build the cake on top of them and then let them lick it off each other in the store front window. Not because of how progressive society is, but because they are a family of 7 whose primary income is a FUCKING CAKE SHOP. I don't exactly have to go out on the smallest of limbs to assume that 'Sweet Cakes' isn't exactly Fortune 500. Maybe put the well being of your children before your religious beliefs? I promise your lord and savior will forgive you.
With that said, this same sex couple is doing all homosexuals a disservice. Hey ladies, gays are like a couple hundred locked closets and a little bi-curiousity away from being the majority. Maybe 10 years ago this whole 'emotional distress' claim would have worked. At least back then it was believable that you this would have caused you to feel a sense of loneliness and shame. I mean, look at this list of "symptoms"...
Examples of symptoms include “acute loss of confidence,” “doubt,” “excessive sleep,” “felt mentally raped, dirty and shameful,” “high blood pressure,” “impaired digestion,” “loss of appetite,” “migraine headaches,” “pale and sick at home after work,” “resumption of smoking habit,” “shock” “stunned,” “surprise,” “uncertainty,” “weight gain” and “worry.”
Loss of confidence? High blood pressure? Pale and sick? Excessive sleep? Mentally raped, dirty, and shameful? That just sounds like a long weekend. I wonder if I can sue the brewery for my 'impaired digestion'. 135K in emotional damage? If someone literally raped my earhole they couldn't fuck my mind to that financial extent. Let's think about this rationally girls. You basically experienced the equivalent of going to a restaurant that happens to be closed on Monday nights. The extent of your symptoms is "inconvenience" in the form of the drive to the other cake shop across town. Gay people have had to battle for the right to marry and other basic freedoms and you are ruining a family's existence over the ability to conveniently get a cake for said marriage. Don't trivialize what those that share your sexuality have had to overcome over a couple slices of iced breading.
This is just another example of people being terrible winners. Let's be honest, if those two people actually suffer from all those symptoms (which they don't) they should not be allowed to spend their life with another person of equal instability. That would be the most volatile couple in the history of homosexuality. Girls, everyone knows you are full of shit. Just accept that 99% of the population agrees with your sentiment, and let these Bible bumpers continue to comfortably raise their children. Chances are they are going to fuck their kids up anyway. We don't need to facilitate the process...