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At this time, the office of the Attorney General of Oregon is investigating the matter. In the state of Oregon, non-discrimination laws prevent public accommodations from being denied to any individual on the basis of “race, color, religion, sex [or] sexual orientation.
originally posted by: Seamrog
All other considerations aside, I would appreciate an explanation of how a six-figure fine is justifiable?
1st offense: $300 - $1,000
2nd offense: $600 - $1,000
3rd offense: $1,000 - $5,000
4th offense: $1,000 - $5,000
Refusing to bake a cake:
1st offense: $135,000
A fine example of tyranny.
originally posted by: grimpachi
a reply to: Sremmos80
I think I just confirmed it.
‘I refuse to comply': Owner of bakery fined $135,000 not intimidated by accompanying gag order
After reading the article I have zero sympathy for him now.
If what the article says is true then they are simply idiots that deserve to be over fined.
They have already violated a gag order. These people truly believe they are above the law.
As far as the money goes it looks like they have already raised that much or more from donations. It is good they have a surplus because they may need it to pay for breaking the gag order.
originally posted by: Shamrock6
originally posted by: NavyDoc
originally posted by: soulpowertothendegree
a reply to: NavyDoc
If I own a shoe store and a man comes in and asked to try on some ladies shoes and I refuse because I find it offensive then I have no business being open to the public. If the shoe fits properly, who am I to judge? If I walk into the bakery and ask them to make me a cake of crap and they refuse then that is proper, if I asked them to make me the same cake as they made for a friend of mine with only one minor change that has absolutely no bearing on the cake itself and I refuse because I disagree with the persons appearance or outward affiliation then shame on me.
Being in business comes with responsibility, if you are not capable of setting aside your own bigotry then you deserve to be put out of business. Keep your morals and your high falluting ideals of what is right or wrong in your back pocket or be prepared to empty said back pockets.
I want a cake in the shape of a gun and you won't make it for me, fine that is your right, I want a cake with gun shapes on it, that is your right to not make it without the shapes. You can not refuse to make me a cake because I am a gun advocate and you disagree.
You didn't answer the question at all. What damages did the complainant received that merited over a hundred thousand dollars and and want more damages?
You certainly can deny me services due to my politics--being a gun advocate is not a protected class. You an discriminate against me to your heart's content.
1) hurt feelings. Hurt feelings are worth a lot.
2) as long as nobody discriminates against you for being Doc.
Nobody messes with Doc.
Except his Marines