Anti-gay baker Melissa Klein of Sweet Cakes by Melissa burst into tears at the Values Voter Summit while describing the time she used to spend meeting with a bride to plan the perfect cake...unless of course that bride was a lesbian like couple Rachel Cryer and Laurel Bowman who attempted to order a cake from Melissa, but were refused because they were gay.
The backlash from Melissa's refusal to bake their cake included boycotts of the business, national media attention, and a state investigation for anti-gay discrimination, which may be supported by the Kleins' agreeing to bake cakes for an "ex-gay" group. Doh! The couple is now fighting a $150,000 lawsuit from the state over their actions, which probably has a lot to do with why Melissa is bawling while remembering the good ole days of baking cakes for straights only.
Sweet Cakes By Melissa eventually chose to shut down their storefront rather than make cakes for gay couples, but the bakery is still operating out of a home kitchen and taking orders online.