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Local gay couple accepts wedding cake offer from TV star

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A lesbian couple turned down for a wedding cake at a local bakery has decided to accept an offer from a Food Network star.

Duff Goldman, star of Ace of Cakes, contacted The Huffington Post after the story of the Portland couple started getting national attention earlier this week. Goldman lashed out against the local bakery and offered to bake and transport a wedding cake to Portland for free.

The couple's business was denied at Sweet Cakes by Melissa in Gresham after the owner said he wouldn't make their wedding cake for religious reasons.

"I stopped what I was doing, I looked at them and said, 'I'm sorry I may have wasted your time, we don't do same-sex marriages,'" Aaron Klein of Sweet Cakes by Melissa told Fox 12.

A formal complaint was filed and the state is investigating the incident.

On Friday, the couple's attorney Paul A. Thompson released a statement saying after being denied at Sweet Cakes by Melissa, they made a deal with another local bakery, Pastrygirl, to make their wedding cake.

While honoring that contract, the couple said, "we have humbly asked Mr. Goldman and Charm City Cakes to prepare a bride's cake for us in place of a traditional groom's cake. We are grateful to both bakeries for being a part of making our wedding day incredibly special."

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