Supreme Court Declines To Hear A Florist’s Gay Wedding Case

Daily Caller

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from a florist, based in Washington, who refused service to a gay wedding.

Barronelle Stutzman, the owner of Arlene’s Flowers and Gifts in Richland, Washington, argued that her state’s anti-discrimination law has been a serious infringement on her religious rights as she is a Southern Baptist. The lower court in Washington State ordered her to comply and pay a fine of a thousand dollars, according to Bloomberg.

The legal battle began in 2013 when Curt Freed and Robert Ingersoll were refused by Arlene’s Flowers for their wedding floral arrangements “after doing business with them for so many years,” according to ACLU. The couple argued the shop regularly sold them flowers and only refused to do so for their wedding.

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About Joel Cholo Brooks 13504 Articles
Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.
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