A gay couple in Texas said this week that a baker cited her faith in refusing to bake them a wedding cake.

Ben Valencia and Luis Marmolejo of Kilgore, who are planning a March wedding, told the Longview News-Journal that the experience left them feeling “dehumanized.”

“It just kind of makes you feel dehumanized,” Valencia said. “People shouldn't have to worry about going into a business, especially a public business that serves the public, and have to worry about being turned away for something, for who you are.”

“I just told them that we didn't provide wedding cakes for homosexual marriages,” Edie Delorme, co-owner of Kerns Bake Shop in Longview, told the paper.

She added that while everyone is welcome in her bakery, owners should have the right to decide whether an event lines up with their beliefs and values.

Texas does not have a law that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation in public accommodations.