Bakery fined $200k for denying wedding cake to lesbian couple (U.S.)

first_imgStuff co.nz 5 July 2015The former owners of a bakery in Oregon, US, have been ordered to pay more than $200,000 to a lesbian couple after refusing to make wedding cake for them.Aaron and Melissa Klein, the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, must now compensate the couple for emotional and mental suffering resulting from the denial of service.The Kleins had cited their Christian beliefs against same-sex marriage in refusing to make the wedding cake for Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer.The dispute, which started in 2013, is one of several around in the US involving bakers, florists and photographers who have refused to provide services to same-sex couples on religious grounds.Oregon law bars businesses from discriminating or refusing service based on sexual orientation, just as they cannot turn away customers because of race, sex, disability, age or religion.According to the state Bureau of Labor and Industries’ report, Rachel Bowman-Cryer and her mother attended a bridal show in Portland where the Kleins had a booth advertising their wedding cakes. Bowman-Cryer and her mother went to a cake-tasting at the bakery in 2013.When Aaron Klein was told there would be two brides, Rachel and Laurel, he responded that he was sorry, but the bakery did not do wedding cakes for same-sex couples because of his and his wife’s religious convictions, according to the report.http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/69973636/Bakery-fined-200-000-for-denying-wedding-cake-to-lesbian-couplelast_img read more

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Syracuse football against No. 20 Florida State to kick off at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse’s game against No. 20 Florida State on Saturday is set for a 3:30 p.m. start in the Carrier Dome, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced Sunday morning. The game will broadcast on ABC/ESPN2. It will be SU’s last home game of the season.The times are usually announced on the Monday more than a week before the games, but ESPN exercised its six-day option for the second time on one of SU’s games this season.Syracuse (4-6, 2-4 Atlantic Coast) is coming off a 35-20 loss to North Carolina State (5-5, 2-4) at home. The No. 20 Seminoles (7-4, 4-3) picked up a win Saturday with a 45-7 beat down of Boston College.In last year’s meeting between Syracuse and Florida State, backup quarterback Sean Maguire roasted the Orange defense for 348 yards and three touchdowns through the air en route to a 45-21 victory in Tallahassee. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on November 13, 2016 at 11:11 am Contact Jon: [email protected] | @jmettuslast_img read more

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B&H Football Players Returned to Guaruja

first_imgB&H football representation returned to Guaruja.The team conducted a training after they watched the game Nigeria and Iran.Players who did not have opportunity to play against Argentina will have a training today, while for the other will be a free day.The team will have two more trainings on Wednesday in Guaruja, and on Thursday afternoon is planned departure to Cuiaba, where on Saturday, at midnight, they will play second round match of World Cup, against Nigeria.(Source: Fena)last_img

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Huge day of action kicks off Hong Kong

first_imgPablo Feijoo’s side clinched a memorable 17-12 win over Australia, when Ignacio Martin Goenaga’s scored off the last play of the game. It was his second try of the match after Inaki Villanueva had opened their account during the first minute.Scotland also ran in a last gasp score against England to take a narrow 22-19 victory, following over 70 seconds of phase play ending with Lee Jones going over the whitewash. Elsewhere Fiji kept their hopes of a fourth consecutive Hong Kong title on track with a convincing 31-12 victory over Samoa, while Kenya’s Willy Ambaka scored his 100th try on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series as they beat Canada 33-10. South Africa and New Zealand both showcased the strength of their squads with 36-5 and 45-0 victories respectively over Russia and South Korea. Day two commences with Argentina, runners-up in Las Vegas and Cape Town, taking on France at 11.14am local time (GMT+8).The men’s World Rugby Sevens Series qualifier is running parallel to the 16-team HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2018 main event. Twelve teams are battling it out with the winner taking the prestigious prize of core team status for 2019. After two rounds of pool matches Uruguay, Ireland, Uganda and Germany all are two from two.Ireland accumulated the most points of the quartet following a 41-5 result against the Cook Islands and a 26-0 victory over Jamaica. Germany, last season’s finalists in the tournament, were pushed by hosts Hong Kong before a securing a 20-point win over Zimbabwe. Jamaica and the Cook Islands will open proceedings on day two at 9.00am local time (GMT+8) with two unbeaten sides, Ireland and Uruguay, going head-to-head directly after in Pool G. The first six matches on Saturday will decide the complexion of the Cup quarter-finals and they will finish the day at 6.18pm local time.last_img read more

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