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Aaron and Melissa Klein are featured in a Ted Cruz video about religious freedom. (Ted Cruz Youtube)_196400

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa are featured in a Ted Cruz campaign video posted to YouTube.

Aaron and Melissa Klein are featured in a ‘Stand for Religious Liberty’ clip, alongside other business owners who claim they were sued and for refusing service to gay and lesbian. The business owners defend themselves in the video, citing religious beliefs.

Sweet Cakes by Melissa, a Gresham business, closed their bakery and now operate the business from home after being sued by a lesbian couple for refusing to bake their wedding cake. A judge ordered them to pay the victims $135,000.

The case is one that has been cited in the national debate over religious freedom and discrimination against gays.

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