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Bakery That Refused To Bake Gay Wedding Cake Closes Shop

| by Tony Tran

The owners of 111 Cakery, the bakery in Indiana that refused to serve a gay couple's wedding, have closed their business, according to The Blaze.

After making the news last March for refusing to bake a cake for Shane Laney and Mike Stephens's wedding ceremony, 111 Cakery owners Randy and Trish McGath have decided to officially close their doors. 

The story was the subject of a large social media backlash which found the bakery embroiled in controversy. Much of the issue was pointing at the fact that the bakery was located in a historically gay friendly neighborhood. 

Same sex marriage has been legal in Indiana since October.

According to Randy, the business "was wearing [Trish] out." He went on to explain that the couple hoped that this would provide more time for them to spend with their grandchildren. 

The pair insist that their sales have never been below what they were before the controversy.

Members of a local Baptist church, the McGaths told reporters that they did not want to bake the cake for the wedding because it was to be a "commitment to sin," according to USA Today.

"There was zero hate here. We were just trying to be right with our God," Randy told reporters. "I was able to speak to many homosexuals in the community and to speak our opinion and have a civil conversation. I'm still in touch with some."

Source: The Blaze, USA Today Photo Credit: Westword.com

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