Candace Cameron Bure Defends Bakery That Refused to Make Gay Wedding Cake
By Meredith B. Kile
If you’ve ever wanted to watch two grown-up child stars from beloved ‘90s TV shows debate gay marriage and First Amendment rights, The View has got you covered.
Fuller House star Candace Cameron Bure and Raven-Symoné went head-to-head on the talk show on Wednesday, debating the story of an Oregon bakery facing a $135,000 fine for refusing to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple.
"To me, it’s the same thing they did back in the day, saying that black people couldn’t do something because 'it’s my religious belief,'" Symoné said.
"I don’t think this is discrimination at all," Bure retaliated. "This is about freedom of association, it’s about constitutional rights, it’s about First Amendment rights. We do have the right to still choose who we associate with."
Bure claims that the bakery should not face a fine for violating Oregon’s anti-discrimination law, because they were not refusing to serve the couple due to their sexual orientation, they were objecting to the marriage on the basis of their religion.
"I refuse to associate myself with you right now," Symoné countered. "Is that okay?"