CALIFORNIA -- A California baker who says her religious beliefs prevent her from creating a wedding cake for a same-sex couple is celebrating a court victory.
There was jubilation inside Tastries Bakery on Monday night.
"We were screaming and jumping with joy and praising the Lord,” said Kathy Miller.
Miller has been at the center of controversy for months after she refused to create a wedding cake for a same sex couple in August due to her religious beliefs.
"That's a big part of their celebration and I can't be a part of that,” he said.
The couple, Eileen and Mireya Rodriguez-Del Rio, took a complaint to the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing --- who then brought a suit against Tastries and Miller based on the Unruh Civil Rights Act.
On Monday, it was announced that judge David Lampe ruled in favor of Miller in a preliminary injunction.
In his ruling, Lampe said that no baker may place their wares in a public display case and then refuse to sell. But Lampe also said "the difference here is that the cake in question is not yet baked."
He goes on to say that the state was trying to get Miller to create a cake that would be displayed in a union her religion forbids.
Making this a freedom of speech issue, and since it's a freedom of speech issue, he says the cake is artistic expression.
"A ceremony would be an abomination to the Lord, I can't do that,” she said.
On the other side of things, the attorney for the couple says they aren't done. In a statement, their attorney says they are "disappointed but not surprised by the ruling...but it's not over. Our fight against bigotry and discrimination is only beginning."