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In Oregon, wedding cake denied to another gay couple

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KATU News
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May 15, 2013

Even the most romantic dreamer couldn't imagine a more fairy tale setting to get married. A wedding beneath towering Mount Hood, overlooking the swift blue water of the Columbia River in the Gorge, truly felt like a fairy tale for Erin Hanson and Katie Pugh. But when the couple went to find a baker for their wedding cake, they were turned away because they are lesbians. It's a familiar story. In February, Sweet Cakes, a bakery in Gresham, turned away a gay couple. That became national news. And while the faces changed, the law has not. It's still against statute to turn away customers because of sexual orientation. It doesn't matter if it's for a legal wedding or just a ceremony or anything else. "We have had a lovely time working with the vendors in Hood River," said Pugh. "We love Hood River. Everybody's been so kind and wonderful."