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Iowa Baker Refuses Same-Sex Couple Wedding Cake Because Of Their ‘Lifestyle’

By Zack Ford on November 14, 2011 at 11:32 am

"Iowa Baker Refuses Same-Sex Couple Wedding Cake Because Of Their ‘Lifestyle’"

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An Iowa lesbian couple is rightfully upset that a Des Moines baker refused to provide them with a wedding cake when they came in for a taste-test. Baker Victoria Childress told Trina Vodraska and Janelle Sievers that she could not do the cake because of her “convictions for their lifestyle,” claiming she was not discriminating against them, but just honoring her “walk with God.” Vodraska described the encounter as “degrading,” and said she felt like they were “chastised for wanting to do business with her.” In its report, KCCI pointed out that discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation is a violation of the Iowa Civil Rights Act, and other bakers have chimed in that Childress was wrong to deny the couple service. Vodraska and Sievers have not decided whether they will pursue legal action. (HT: Towleroad.)

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