MailOnline 1 October 2014
The baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple broke down today as she told an audience she has been forced to close her business.
Melissa Klein and her husband Aaron were driven out of their small-scale bakery Sweet Cakes in Gresham, Oregon, after they said it would ‘violate their religious beliefs’ to do business with lesbian couple Rachel Cryer and Laurel Bowman.
The couple is now fighting a $150,000 law suit after the state found there to be strong evidence that they broke the law by refusing the serve the women.
Today, the disgraced cook told the Values Voter Summit she was left distraught by the ordeal and described her passion for the job she has been forced to quit, Talking Points Memo reported.
Klein is still taking small orders from home, but insists her career has been destroyed by the conflict.