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State Sues Florist Who Refused to Decorate Gay Wedding

Ken2168 Wrote: Apr 11, 2013 10:42 AM
More important, they're a bit more difficult to find, and while they're an improper marriage they're not an utter mockery of marriage. And if the state doesn't enforce religious laws, maybe you should stop trying to make it enforce anti-religious laws.

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...