"I mentioned Erin in passing, and said a 'she' in passing too, in the email. A few days later she called back and that was today. And called and verified it was a same-sex wedding," Pugh said.
And that's when Fleur Cakes said it wouldn't bake the cake.
The business is also Regentin's house. She was out of town but spoke to KATU News on the phone.
When asked if she was aware it's illegal to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation for a business that serves the public, Regentin said: "I believe I have the liberty to live by my principles."
She is not the first business owner to walk away from a gay wedding or similar ceremony. Most of them point out they serve gay customers, just not the weddings.
A lot of these business owners in other states are arguing for a new exemption, a religious exemption, which would let them turn away same-sex weddings.
State statutes say any place or service offering public accommodations must provide "full and equal accommodations without any distinction on account of race, color, religion, sex, or sexual orientation."
Apparently the economy is good for this baker, she could so resolutely turn down business during this economic nightmare.
The story has a wonderful ending numerous bakers stepped up to offer their cakes.
But even these wonderful people trying to show this couple that they are equally offended it does little to blunt the initial pain this baker caused.
The article linked further mentions the ACLU has sought to inform these women that such business practices are illegal in this state.