43019 posts since 02/03/14
hmm, not sure what to think of this. On one hand businesses should have the right to choose what business they take, but on the other hand refusing customers due to their sexual orientation is not a good precedent.
I guess really it should depend on what the details were. ie. if they wanted a custom made cake then he should be well within his rights to refuse, but if they were just buying a regular cake from the menu or shop window or something then refusing that should be grounds for a discrimination case.
3622 posts since 10/06/13
Go to a different baker? Problem solved.
15801 posts since 02/07/12
I don't have a problem with this. A customized wedding cake could be seen as an endorsement of a practice that the baker does not agree with. If they are uncomfortable with that then they should have the right to respectfully decline. I don't believe that's the same as saying, "no, you can't buy that pie in the display case because you're gay."
9542 posts since 22/01/08
on 04 June 2018
From what I read about this didn't he refuse to make the cake but offered other cake as alternatives? perhaps they don't make what they wanted?
In the end who gives a fuck, his store, his loss of business. There are plenty of cake shops out there.