California bakery refuses to bake wedding cake for gay couple

Posted at 12:30 PM, Aug 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-28 12:30:37-04

BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA (KERO/CNN) - A bakery in Bakersfield, California, refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple after the owner said it would violate her religious beliefs.

Cathy Miller, the owner of Tastries Bakery, said her business is "God's business."

"There are certain things that violate my conscience and my conscience will not allow me to participate in things that I feel are wrong," she said.

Several bakeries in other states have been criticized for refusing services to gay couples. The Supreme Court of the United States legalized gay marriage in 2015.

Miller said she doesn't want to be "picked on" because of her faith, but a local wedding photographer thinks the decision will hurt her bottom line.

"It kind of blows my mind," said Brandon Rose, the owner of Moment Portraits. "I think that it's going to possible harm their business in some way."

Rose has offered his photography services free of charge to the couple.

"There is no reason why one person should have the right to get something that someone else can't," he said.

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