Christian Florist Who Was Sued for Turning Down Same-Sex Couple Appeals Her Case to U.S. Supreme Court

Barronelle Stutzman Screen capture from YouTube

A 74-year-old Christian florist in Washington is fighting for her religious freedom by asking the Supreme Court to once again take up her case.

Barronelle Stutzman, the owner of Arlene’s Flowers, told a long-time gay customer that she could not arrange flowers for his wedding because of her religious convictions.

“We hugged and I told Rob about other florists he could use,” Stutzman shared with Fox News.

But several weeks later, the Attorney General with the ACLU sued Stutzman for refusing services.

“It was exceptionally hurtful to our clients,” Jack Ewart, attorney for the same-sex couple, said to K5 News. “And after thinking about it for some time, they got in touch with the ACLU of Washington, who got in touch with us. We filed a lawsuit under the Washington law against discrimination and the consumer protection act.”

The court agreed with the same-sex couple in 2017, as did the Washington Supreme Court when the decision was appealed. Stutzman appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, but failed when the court pushed the case back to the state level. She’s trying again.

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Source: Christian Headlines