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Judge to rule on legal case against Tastries Bakery Friday

Posted at 1:11 PM, Feb 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-02 21:10:35-05

The Bakersfield bakery owner caught up in a legal battle over her refusal to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple spent her afternoon surrounded by friends and family and even those who oppose her decision at the downtown Superior Court Building heading to Kern County Superior Court on Friday.

Cathy Miller, the owner of Tastries Bakery, is facing a discrimination case filed by the state.

Prosecutors say she discriminated against the couple in August because they are gay. Miller said because of her religious beliefs, she would not design a cake for them. She did refer them to another baker who would.

Miller filed an opposition brief last week. The California Family Council held a prayer in support of Miller before her court hearing on Friday.

The couple was also already married for at least six months before they approached Miller, according to court documents.

The court proceeding lasted a little over an hour with the judge stating that they will make their ruling later and post it online. 23ABC News will send out a push alert once the ruling has been made public.