Aaron Klein and his wife Melissa (pictured) own the cake-baking company Sweet Cakes by Melissa. The Christian couple made headlines on Jan. 17, 2013 when they refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple who were married in another state but were holding their wedding reception in Oregon.
In January of this year, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries ruled that the Gresham, Ore. bakery violated the civil rights of the lesbian couple, noted KATU.
According to GoodAsYou.org, this week, Klein went on the Family Research Council radio show "Washington Watch" where he described the Oregon Equality Act of 2007, which bans private businesses from discriminating against people based on sexual orientation, race, sex, age, disability or religion (audio below).
"Okay, I could see [sexual orientation] being in there, but didn't think the government would apply it in the way in which they have [against Sweet Cakes by Melissa]," said Klein.
Family Research Council president Tony Perkins claimed the non-discrimination law shouldn't apply to the couple because Oregon doesn't recognize same-sex marriage.