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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Wedding cakes and free speech

Written July 6th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Oregon law, according to Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian, says that if you make cakes as a business, you must make one for a gay wedding even if you oppose gay weddings. But you don’t have to be quiet about it. The First Amendment protects your right to speak out, as affirmed in the same-sex marriage ruling the […]

Cakes case: What happened to tolerance?

Written April 25th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

How about a little tolerance for a change? How about leaving room for citizens acting on their beliefs even if they are out of step? None of that is evident in the heavy-handed way the state of Oregon is coming down on the couple who could not bring themselves to furnish a wedding cake for a […]

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