Moe Barr and Sasha Patrick, an Australian couple planning their destination wedding in New Zealand, were shocked to find that a local baker there had refused to bake their wedding cake. They had approached Kath’s Devine Cakes in Warkworth to make their cake, but received an email shortly after from the owner saying she refused to participate in a same-sex wedding.
The email read:
The couple posted the email on social media, which immediately went viral.
“We’re glad we found out at this point because it could have really affected our plans if it had happened closer to the wedding,” Patrick said. “But ever since we shared the email on Facebook we’ve had other offers to make the cake which we’ll look in to.”
New Zealand has anti-discrimination laws in place within the country’s Human Rights Act that specifically protect LGBT+ people. Barr and Patrick have yet to comment on whether they will be taking legal action.