Weddings in countries across the world are a time a great celebrations and confusing amongst families, but another layered was added for this Oregon family. The United States has always had a seeming complicated relationship with the LGBTQ community it comes to politics when the country rests on Christian values that they were allegedly founded on. The case in which the bakery located in Oregon denied service to a same sex couple that was looking to buy a wedding cake. The owners are Christian who firmly believe that marriage is between a man and a woman, and being involved in their wedding would contradict her beliefs. [She] is more than willing to bake cakes for gays, just not for weddings. Despite the legal ramifications of her decision, we can look at whether or not the decision she made was a moral one.
If viewing through the eyes of Kant, we can use is second gloss which states, “Always treat humanity, whether yourself or others as an end and not simply as a means.” If the couples that means to get married is assumed to be both autonomous and rational, then the store owner’s personal disposition has less value in whether or not a cake is sold. A business/client relationship should be treated with dignity and respect, and as a part of the relationship, a fair exchange without mentioning of personal beliefs would be the moral thing to do; therefore, the bakery owner acted immorally. Her actions inadvertently called the couple irrational, like a child or animal, because of their sexual orientation.