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The lawyer for a Christian couple forced to close their bakery after incurring a hefty fine in a discrimination suit said their punishment was "un-American."

Michael Berry of First Liberty Institute represents Aaron and Melissa Klein, who were ordered by a court to pay $135,000 to a lesbian couple for whom they refused to bake a wedding cake.

The fine effectively forced their Gresham, Ore. bakery into insolvency.

"[The court] didn't think that custom-designing and making a custom wedding cake is a form of art," Berry said, noting that art would be covered under freedom of expression.

"Punishing people for their religious beliefs is wrong and un-American," he said.

In 2013, Laurel Bowman-Cryer and her wife Rachel sued after the Kleins refused to bake a cake for them.

Among the complaints the Bowman-Cryers made in addition were that they suffered physical harm from the ordeal.

Rachel Campos-Duffy reported that the women claimed the incident caused weight gain and was akin to being "mentally raped."

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