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Christian 72-Year-Old Florist Fined for Refusing To Supply Flowers for Same-Sex Wedding Takes ‘Last Stand’ at Supreme Court

Barronelle Stutzman, also known as the "Christian grandma florist," is now asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear her appeal to reverse a Washington court's decision earlier this year that found her guilty of discrimination for refusing to provide flowers for a gay wedding. (more…)

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Conservative Leaders Speak Out Against ‘Devastating Blow to Religious Liberty’ After Washington Court Rules Against Christian Florist

Several conservative leaders and organizations are speaking out against the "devastating blow to religious liberty" after the Washington Supreme Court ruled that Christian grandma florist Barronelle Stutzman violated an anti-discrimination law for refusing to provide services for a same-sex wedding. (more…)

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Barronelle Stutzman, center, on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Hundreds Show Up at Washington Supreme Court to Support Christian Florist Who Refused to Provide Flowers for Homosexual Wedding

Hundreds of supporters cheered on the Washington Christian grandmother and florist who was fined for declining to make floral arrangements for a same-sex wedding as she appeared before the state's Supreme Court on Tuesday for oral arguments in her appeal of an unfavorable lower court ruling. (more…)

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Hundreds of Supporters Encourage Christian Grandmother and Florist as She Appears Before Washington State Supreme Court for Not Working Homosexual Wedding

Hundreds packed a college theater Tuesday to hear arguments in the case of a Richland flower shop and the same-sex couple who say they were discriminated against when the owner refused to make arrangements for their wedding. (more…)

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70-Year Old Christian Florist Who Refused to Serve Same-Sex Couple’s Marriage Ceremony Takes Battle to Supreme Court

The Washington Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to hear the case of floral artist Barronelle Stutzman, whom the state attorney general and the American Civil Liberties Union sued for acting consistently with her faith. Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing Stutzman filed a brief with the high court last month to challenge the state's and the

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Barronelle Stutzman, Owner of Arlene’s Flowers, Explains Why She Felt She Could Not Sell Flower Arrangements for a Homosexual Friend’s Wedding

Most people, seeing that headline, might think: “Shouldn’t it be ‘My Ex-Friend Is Suing Me?’ ” But Rob Ingersoll will always be my friend. Recent events [“Why true marriage equality matters to us,” Opinion, Nov. 1] have complicated — but not changed — that fact for me. (more…)

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After GoFundMe Shuts Down Christian Bakery Crowdfunding Page, It Bans ‘Discriminatory’ Campaigns

As crowdfunding platforms increasingly become key culture war weapons, at least one company has attempted to clarify who can – and cannot – appeal for donations on their site. GoFundMe added “discriminatory” campaigns to the list of causes that can’t find a home there, a week after the company’s decision last week to remove

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Christian Florist In Midst of Same-Sex Wedding Storm Is Surprised by her Notoriety, Says ‘I’m a Little Grain of Sand’

The 70-year-old grandmother who owns a flower shop in Washington state and became a national figure for refusing to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding says she was surprised her actions gained such notoriety and had often done business with the gay couple, whom she considered friends. (more…)

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Christian Florist Rejects “Judas” Settlement Offer After Court Rules She Can’t Refuse Service to Homosexual Weddings

A florist rejected a settlement offer from Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Friday, days after a state judge ruled that her “relationship with Jesus” was not enough to justify her refusal to provide flower arrangements for the wedding of a same-sex couple. (more…)

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Judge Rules That First Amendment Does Not Protect Actions Stemming from Religious Beliefs in Case of Christian Florist Who Refused to Provide Flowers for Homosexual Wedding

A judge ruled Wednesday that a Washington state florist who refused to provide flowers for a same-sex marriage ceremony based on her Christian beliefs violated state consumer protection laws. (more…)

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Washington State Judge Rules Christian Florist Can Lose Personal Assets for Declining Homosexual Wedding Due to ‘Relationship With Jesus’

A florist in Washington State who refused to provide floral arrangements to a gay couple for their same-sex wedding ceremony, due to her religious objection to such a union, can now legally be sued personally by the state's attorney general's office, a judge in the state has determined. (more…)

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