The owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, Aaron and Melissa Klein, have been able to raise in excess of $380,000 (according to Continue to Give) in order to meet the $135,000 award against them imposed by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industry (BOLI) for refusing a couple of lesbians their wedding cake.
They are by no means out of financial difficulty.
The couple were forced to shut down the retail store in 2013, which cut their income in half. They are unsure if the government is going to tax the donated money or if the BOLI is going to charge them 9% interest on the $135,000 award while they await appeals.
Then there are the legal costs of fighting BOLI and its commissar, Brad Avakian