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State Sues Florist Who Refused to Decorate Gay Wedding

rjones-price Wrote: Apr 11, 2013 7:15 PM
Like I said, you can't hold your business out to the public. If you in effect say, "Anyone can walk in here and get xyz service" and then a gay couple comes in looking for xyz service, and you say, "...except you, because it violates my Christian beliefs," tough noogies for you when the lawsuit comes down.

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...