Couple takes up cake offer from celebrity baker Duff Goldman
PORTLAND, Ore. - The lesbian couple who was denied a wedding cake at Gresham bakery has taken up the offer from a celebrity baker to make them an alternate cake.
Duff Goldman from the TV show "Ace of Cakes" heard about the story last week and decided to offer up his services free of charge to the couple.
"I saw this story and I thought, 'Hey, I can do something,'" Goldman told the Huffington Post when he made the offer. "I will make the cake for free, drive it up to Portland just to right this wrong."
The couple put out a statement through their lawyer on Friday afternoon.
"We are grateful for the outpouring of support we have received from friends, family, members of the LGBT community, and our allies," they said. The couple has declined to publicize their names. "We are especially thankful that LGBT-supportive companies have graciously offered their services to make our special day perfect."
The two women had already ordered one cake from another local bakery. Not wanting to break that contract, they will serve Goldman's cake in addition to a cake from Pastrygirl.
Sweet Cakes by Melissa, the bakery that originally declined to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding, is under investigation by the state to see if they broke an Oregon anti-discrimination law.
The bakery's owner, Aaron Klein, told KATU that he wouldn't make a cake for a same-sex couple because of his religious beliefs.