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State Sues Florist Who Refused to Decorate Gay Wedding

ThousandLaces Wrote: Apr 10, 2013 4:34 PM
If "living out your faith" violates the law, you should get the same punishment anybody else would. Bigotry shouldn't get special treatment just because it's based on Bronze Age superstition.
faoman Wrote: Apr 10, 2013 5:37 PM

Do you believe that "living out your faith" shoudl be unlawful?

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...