Downtown Cookie Shop Settles Discrimination Claim

Shop Refused To Fill Rainbow Cookie Order

The owners of a cookie shop accused of discrimination after refusing a special order for National Coming Out Day have settled the complaint.

Just Cookies at the Indianapolis City Market ignited a firestorm in October after employees refused to fill a special order of rainbow cookies for the celebration hosted by an Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis group.

The woman who tried to order the cookies told 6News she was told over the phone that the request was against the shop's moral values.

Shop owners David and Lily Stockton later said they were within their rights to refuse the request and that the shop didn't have the capacity to fulfill the order.

The city had launched an investigation to determine if the shop had violated the city's anti-discrimination ordinance when the Stocktons came forward to settle the complaint.

Under the agreement, the Stocktons acknowledge they understand the city's equal opportunity ordinance and agree to update the Just Cookies website concerning special orders.

The city will also post a public notice regarding the anti-discrimination ordinance.

More Information: Just Cookies Settlement