In response to:

State Sues Florist Who Refused to Decorate Gay Wedding

rjones-price Wrote: Apr 11, 2013 7:08 PM
My point is, you have to have a state interest for denying someone a right that our Supreme Court has said is constitutionally protected. If the best thing you can come up with to satisfy a state interest is "But it's biblical"...can we really say that's a STATE interest?

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...