Jewish cake-master stands up for gay marriage


Celebrity chef Duff Goldman, who starred on Food Network’s “Ace of Cakes,” has agreed to make a free wedding cake for a gay couple after hearing a bakery in Oregon denied the requests of the brides-to-be over their sexual orientation.

Goldman reached out to the couple via Twitter after Huffington Post wrote a story about Gresham baker Aaron Klein, who said he’d “rather have my kids see their dad stand up for what he believes in than to see him bow down because one person complained.”

“I saw this story and I was like, ‘Wait — I can do something, there’s injustice involving a cake!'” the Jewish baker told HuffPost, adding that he told the couple, “If you guys want, I will make you a cake for free, drive it up to Portland — no charge — just to right this wrong.”

“For a cake decorator to really feel like he really needed to take a stand…it just makes absolutely no sense,” said Goldman, who owns Baltimore’s bake shop, Charm City Cakes. “It’s petty, it’s small…this man has wrapped up his hatred in the cloak of religion.”

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