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State Sues Florist Who Refused to Decorate Gay Wedding

jpuck Wrote: Apr 10, 2013 4:26 PM
Either? Both? Does a gay mechanic have the right to not fix the car of a heterosexual because he disagrees with their behavior? This woman is refusing to serve this person SOLELY for religious reasons. By that logic, an Atheist tow truck driver could refuse to tow a Christians car for the same reason.

The State of Washington is suing a small flower shop after the owner declined to provide flowers for a homosexual wedding – based on her religious beliefs.

Barronelle Stutzman, the owner of Arlene’s Flowers in Richland, Wash., is facing thousands of dollars in fines and penalties for allegedly violating the state’s Consumer Protection Act.

“If a business provides a product or service to opposite-sex couples for their weddings, then it must provide same-sex couples the same product or service,” Attorney General Bob Ferguson said in a statement.

On March 1, a longtime customer asked Stutzman to provide flowers for his upcoming...