Anti-Gay Bakers Finally Pay Their Fine

It must be nice to ignore the law and do whatever the hell you want. I hope they lose their business, but I know they won’t because the Conservatives will keep them afloat.

Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, have finally paid the fine they owe for violating Oregon state law by refusing to sell a wedding cake to a same-sex couple. After refusing to pay for over six months — and refusing to even obtain a bond or irrevocable letter of credit — the Kleins turned over a check for $136,927.07, which includes interest on the $135,000 they owe.

This sum of money was likely easily available to the Kleins. The Oregonian estimates that online donation efforts have raised the couple at least $515,000, and money continues to come in. This estimate likely also doesn’t account for any donations sent directly to them in the mail. Still, conservatives attempted to spin the story as devastating the couple’s finances.

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