Washington State Supreme Court Upholds Ruling Against Anti-LGBT Florist Barronelle Stutzman
The Washington State Supreme Court upheld its previous ruling that florist Baronelle Stutzman violated the state’s anti-discrimination laws when she denied service to a gay couple’s wedding in 2013 at her store in Richland, Washington.
Washington State Attorney Genetal Bob Ferguson told the Associated Press how the state will oppose discrimination in the marketplace:
Washington state law protects same-sex couples from discrimination based on their sexual orientation, the same way it protects Washingtonians from discrimination based on their religion, veteran or military status, disability, race and other protected classes. I will continue to uphold these laws and fight to protect Washingtonians from discrimination.
A Christian law firm, the Alliance Defending Freedom, which represents Stutzman, plans to take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court, which previously rejected the case
(Source: The Associated Press via KEPR, Photo Credit: Alliance Defending Freedom)