Las Vegas Walmart Clerk Rejected Making a Cake with the Word ‘Gay’ Written On It & Company May End Up Being Sued!
When Anthony Martinez was tweeting and lamenting that he is gay and could not find a date in the coming school prom, his best friend Lescenski came out with a novel idea to be his date. Lescenski asked his friend Mia to organize a surprise poster to greet Martinez that he will be his best friend’s partner since his (Lescenski) date could not make it, according to addictinginfo.org.
“I decided on going to prom alone because my original date idea didn’t work out so well… then one night I saw Anthony, who is my best friend, tweeting about wanting a date,” Lescenski told NewWowNext. “So, I came up with the poster idea, asked my friend Mia to make it and asked him that next day.”
When Martinez came to school the next day, he was greeted with the surprise message that Lescenski will be his date.
“Being gay, and knowing I’m too busy for guys, no gay guy would ask me to a dance, let alone prom… so like any teen I complained about it on Twitter,” Martinez explained. “I saw this giant poster and assumed it was for another person… until I read ‘You’re hella gay’!”
But, when Martinez’s aunt, Jennifer Sandoval went to the Walmart chain located between Nellis and Las Vegas Boulevard to order the cake, the employee rejected the word ‘gay’ to be written on the cake, citing store policy. Sandoval then asked to speak to the supervisor by phone and was reaffirmed that this is the store policy.
“Supervisor takes my phone, looks at it, and was like stuck for a minute, and she was like, ‘OK, I’m sorry, we can’t use this’. And then I said, ‘I’m going to ask you what I asked her because you’re the supervisor. Why can’t I use this? I don’t understand. It’s one word. It’s gay.’”
Walmart then made the cake with the message “You matter, Prom King.” Speaking to Fox News, Sandoval was disappointed by Walmart’s ‘store policy.’
“It wasn’t hurtful. It was to make my nephew happy, to see a smile on his face. I love that smile, to see that smile, that’s all I wanted, and I’m disappointed. I really am,” Sandoval said.
When Fox News contacted Walmart about this ‘store policy,’ the management replied there is nothing in the policy that says the word ‘gay’ cannot be written on the cake.
As previously reported, an Oregon bakery was ordered by the court to pay $150,000 to a lesbian couple for refusing to bake a cake for their wedding. Click here if you missed it!
Walmart may be in for a hefty lawsuit!