The Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal by a florist fined by Washington state for refusing to make a flower arrangement for a same-sex wedding.
SCOTUS turned away the appeal by Barronelle Stutzman, owner of Arlene’s Flowers. In 2018, a lower court ruled in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for two men for religious reasons.
Stutzman refused service to gay couple Robert Ingersoll and Curt Freed back in 2013. Stutzman who is a member of the Southern Baptist denomination believes that marriage should be exclusively between a man and a woman.
(Yeah, I might believe I can fly, but that doesn’t give me wings, hunty.)
In 2019, Washington state’s Supreme Court ruled that she discriminated against the couple and her lawyers vowed to take the case to the United States Supreme Court.
The state court ruled against Stutzman in 2017, but was ordered to reconsider the case.
That ruling was narrow and did not resolve the constitutional issues raised, instead finding that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission did not handle the case appropriately.
(via Daily Mail)