‘I’m just following my conscience’: Tastries Bakery owners testify to religious beliefs that guide business | New

Tastries Bakery owner Cathy Miller testified Thursday that she is a vessel for the Lord and follows His will in what she does. That includes denying a same-sex couple a wedding cake, an incident that captured national attention and was the subject of a lawsuit this week.

Miller and her husband testified in a crowded Kern County Superior Court courtroom on Thursday after their company, Cathy’s Creations, was charged by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing with violating the California Unruh Civil Rights Act. The law states that a company cannot discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation.

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Ruth R. Culp