Indianapolis Bakery Hit With Gay Protest
BY Advocate.com Editors
October 11 2010 1:50 PM ET
Protesters from a gay rights group descended on an Indianapolis bakery that is accused of denying an order of rainbow cupcakes meant to celebrate National Coming Out Day.
The protesters, from GetEQUAL Indiana, accuse the owners of Just Cookies of denying their order because of antigay animus.
"We want Just Cookies to either change the policy on their website,
because it says they take special orders," said David Stevens of
GetEQUAL. "We want them to change their policies toward gays and
lesbians, or we want them to get out of the City Market and move
City Market is a collection of restaurants and shops owned by the city of Indianapolis; city officials are investigating whether the Stocktons violated Indianapolis's antidiscrimination ordinance.
Owners David and Lily Stockton say they partially denied the cupcake order because they couldn't fulfill such a large request.
"In the United States, citizens have the right to demonstrate, and
businesses have the right to operate within the bounds of the law," the owners said in a press release. "As citizens and owners of a small business, we
pray that our country remains a free Democratic society and these rights
are never taken away by anyone who seeks to unlawfully impose their
will or agenda on others."
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