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Judge rules for Christian baker in gay wedding cake case

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A judge has ruled a Christian baker cannot be forced to make a cake for a gay wedding.

The case of Cathy Miller and Tastries Bakery on Rosedale Highway made national headlines.

Miller refused to make a cake for the wedding of Eileen and Mireya Rodriguez-Del Rio because they are gay.

The newlyweds said the refusal was discrimination against homosexuals; Miller said she had a making the cake would violate her right to religious freedom.

The judge stated an order from the state to compel someone to directly go against their beliefs would be "the stuff of tyranny."

"My business is owned by God," Miller said in August. "We work for the Lord and my convictions and my conscience don't allow me to participate in a lot of things like I've turned all kinds of orders away."

In light of Cathy's victory, the group representing her, The Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund, filed a motion for attorneys' fees last week under California's Private Attorney General statute.


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