A Florist Who Refused To Serve An LGBT Couple Got Shut Down In Court

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The LGBT community got a big win today, as the Washington State Supreme Court ruled against a Christian florist who refused to do flowers for an LGBT wedding.

The ruling dates back to 2013, when a gay couple sued Baronnelle Stutzman, the owner of Arlene's Flowers, because she refused to do the flowers for their wedding based on he religious beliefs.  Stutzman invoked religious objections as her reason, but the State Supreme Court unanimously disagreed

The Cliffnotes version of the ruling states that, since Arlene's Flowers sells wedding flowers to opposite-sex couples, the store must equally sell flowers to same-sex couples under the state's anti-discrimination laws.

This doesn't look like it's going away any time soon.  Stutzman's lawyers say they're willing to take their case all the way to the US Supreme Court.

For more details on the ruling, and...if you really want to...a chance to actually read the court documents...check out the whole story from Buzzfeed News here

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