Victoria Childress wasn't looking for controversy when she told a lesbian couple and potential customers that she wasn't going to bake their wedding cake.
She said she was just trying to be follow the tenets of her Christian faith: that homosexuality is a sin and marriage should be between a man and a woman.
The controversy over the Des Moines baker's decision not to serve same-sex couple, Trina Vodraska and Janelle Sievers, has been attracting a lot of attention and opinion on KCCI.com.
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The couple says they're not sure if they will file a discrimination complaint. Other metro area bakers told the television station they disapproved of Childress' decision.
According to Beth Townsend, director of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Iowa's law says than any business offering goods or services to the general public cannot turn customers away based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
John Konior, staff liaison to Urbandale's Civil Rights Commission, said the city has the same law as the state, but has not received any complaints about discrimination on sexual orientation.
People who feel they have been discriminated against may file complaints in their cities if the city has a civil rights law and commission. There are 24 Iowa cities with such boards, including Patch towns Ames, Cedar Falls, Iowa City, Urbandale, and West Des Moines.
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