Americans are currently on pins and needles awaiting the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, the outstanding lawsuit in which a Colorado baker refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple, citing his religion. Meanwhile, over in Canada, asking for a gay cake ain’t no big deal.
Canadian citizen Chris Farias wanted to purchase a cake to commemorate the one-year anniversary of his engagement to soon-to-be-husband Jared. (They’re getting married in eight months.) But, naturally, he didn’t want just any old cake.
So Farias went to Cake and Loaf Bakery in Hamilton, Ontario, and he asked for “the gayest cake they could make.” The results were … well, pretty damn gay. One look at this gay cake and you’ll see why. Topped with a giant, gold unicorn horn, it features rainbow layers and text around the base that includes sayings like “Love Is Love” and “Yass Queen” and words like “strong,” “inclusive” and “strong.”
“Without hesitation, and with much excitement, they said ‘We’ll do it!!!'” Farias said on Facebook, along with pictures of the amazing finished product. “This is what I got. I am in tears right now I’m so happy.”
Check out the super gay cake here:
In celebrating my engagement to Jared Lenover (It's been a year… 8 months 'till the big day!!) I wanted to get him a…
“Being part of the LGBTQ+ community isn’t easy for many,” continued Farias in his Facebook post. “And that’s an huge understatement. But I am proud of who I am, and how far we have come. I am proud to be a gay Canadian who can order a cake and not get turned down because of who I love. I love this country, and I love my community.”
Farias stands in support of the American LGBTQ community with the U.S. court system is debating whether gay couples have an inalienable right to wedding pastries.
“If you believe that #LoveIsLove, please share, and show our neighbours to the south that we support them,” he says. “That we empathize with their struggles. That Canada is loud and proud and will make them any cake their heart desires.”
The baker who made the case, Quinn Pallister, comes from a queer family, having two mothers.
“I never got to make them a wedding cake,” she told BuzzFeed, “so this was like making something for everybody that’s part of the community. “We really want to embody a positive, all-inclusive safe space for all of our employees and customers.”