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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