An Oregon bakery on Thursday was ordered to pay $135,000 in damages for refusing to serve a lesbian couple.

According to Oregon Live, Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian found that bakery owners Aaron and Melissa Klein unlawfully discriminated against a lesbian couple when they refused to make a cake for the women's commitment ceremony.

Aaron Klein declined to make the cake for the women on January 17, 2013. Klein said he does not hate gays but that making a cake for a gay wedding would violate his faith. (At the time, Oregon had the nation's most robust domestic partnership law. Following a federal judge's ruling in May, 2014, Oregon became the 18th state to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry.)

“I'm free to exercise my religion however I see fit,” Aaron Klein told CBN News two years ago. “I should not be compelled to violate my conscience. If I am told that I have to make a wedding cake for a same-sex marriage, I feel that I am violating my beliefs. I don't think I should have to do that.”

Rachel Cryer and Laurel Bowman became domestic partners on June 27, 2013. They were married May 23, 2014 and are now using Bowman-Cryer as their surname.

“This case is not about a wedding cake or a marriage,” Avakian wrote in his order. “It is about a business's refusal to serve someone because of their sexual orientation. Under Oregon law, that is illegal.”

Avakian ordered the Kleins to pay $75,000 to Rachel Bowman-Cryer and $60,000 to Laurel Bowman-Cryer.

An attorney representing the Kleins said an appeal was likely.