Local Bakery Reacts To Supreme Court Same-Sex Cake Rulling

Oakmont Bakery owner Marc Serrao says he makes cakes without judgement

Melinda Roeder
June 04, 2018 - 4:19 pm
Oakmont Bakery

Newsradio 1020 KDKA


PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple. The Justices determined that hostility was shown toward Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, baked on his religious beliefs when he was charged with violating Colorado state anti-discrimination laws.

The 7-2 ruling was very specific in addressing the details of this particular case, but does not clearly answer the question of whether any private business owner – including florists, bakers, and photographers – can refuse to serve gay customers.

Wedding vendors across the country have been paying close attention to the case. Marc Serrao, owner of the popular Oakmont Bakery, says that in 30 years of business he was never declined to make a cake for a same-sex couple.  “I just feel our job is to make cakes for people, not to judge their lifestyles,” says Serrao.  However, he added that he believes private business owners should have the right to turn down an order if they want.  Oakmont Bakery will not write anything profane or highly offensive on a cake.

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