Supreme Court Avoids Lesbian Wedding Cake Dispute, Sending Case To Lower Court
The Supreme Court is throwing out an Oregon court ruling against bakers who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.
The justices' action Monday keeps the high-profile case off the court's election-year calendar and orders state judges to take a new look at the dispute between the lesbian couple and the owners of a now-closed bakery in the Portland area.
The case involves bakers Melissa and Aaron Klein, who paid a $135,000 judgment to the couple for declining to create a cake for them in 2013.
The justices already have agreed to decide whether federal civil rights law protects people from job discrimination because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.