Melissa Klein and her husband Aaron are the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, a bakery in Portland, Oregon. They were in the news a lot earlier this year for refusing to bake a cake for a lesbian wedding, then releasing the couple’s information to the public, decisions that eventually cost them $135,000 in fines. They didn’t take a personal hit, however, as like-minded Christians donated more than $350,000 in an online fundraiser for them. More than $515,000 has been raised for them altogether.
Despite the windfall, though, they haven’t paid the fine. And it’s not because they’re appealing it, since they’re not taking the proper steps to file an appeal: