Owners of a Christian bakery who were fined $135,000 for refusing to make a cake for a same-sex wedding are continuing their years-long legal battle against the Oregon state government.
Aaron and Melissa Klein, former owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, filed an appeal with the Oregon Supreme Court last week, fighting back against the massive government penalty that they received from the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, the state agency that handles non-discrimination claims.
Kelly Shackelford, president and CEO of First Liberty Institute, the legal firm that is representing the Kleins, said in a statement that the married couple are "entitled to the Constitution's promises of religious liberty and free expression."
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