Every so often gay rights and religious freedom of confectionery clash. It’s never pretty. There was of course the Indianapolis cupcake saga of last year where a baker refused to make a batch of rainbow National Coming Out Day cupcakes because he was concerned about family values. Now a baker in Iowa has, based on the fact that she’s a Christian, refused to create a wedding cake for a lesbian couple.
The couple in question are Trina Vodraska and Janelle Sievers. They are engaged to be married and are currently busy planning for their June wedding. All had been going smoothly, but when they turned up for a cake taste-testing appointment on Thursday of last week they found themselves quizzed over the nature of their relationship. They were then told by baker Victoria Childress, who runs the bakery from her home, that per her religious beliefs about their “lifestyle” she would not be making them a cake.
“They came in and she introduced herself, and I said, ‘Is this your sister?’ (She said,) ‘No, this is my partner.’ I said, ‘OK,’ and I asked them to sit down and I said, ‘We need to talk,’” said Victoria Childress, who runs her cake baking business from home. “I said, ‘I’ll tell you I’m a Christian, and I do have convictions.’ And I said, ‘I’m sorry to tell you, but I’m not going to be able to do your cake.”
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