LIVE VIDEO: Washington State Supreme Court Hears Appeal By Anti-Gay Florist Baronelle Stuztman

At this writing the attorney for Alliance Defending Freedom is speaking. Via CBN News:

The Washington State Supreme Court will hear the case today of a Christian florist who declined to provide flowers for a gay wedding. A lower court judge ruled last year that Barronelle Stutzman, owner of “Arlene’s Flowers” in Richland, Washington, violated an anti-discrimination law.

The two gay men who are suing Stutzman are being represented by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). They argue that businesses open to the public have an obligation to serve everyone.

Stutzman was also sued by the state attorney general for violating consumer protection and anti-discrimination laws after they found she told her longtime gay customer Robert Ingersoll that she could not provide the flowers for his wedding.

At a recent Washington, D.C., gathering, Stutzman was asked why she wouldn’t take a settlement offered by Washington state. “I wasn’t offered a settlement. I was offered an ultimatum: ‘Either you will do as I tell you to do; you will think the way I think; you will perform the way I think you should perform and create. And if you don’t, I’m going to destroy you,'” Stutzman said.

Watch the live-stream here. (Via JMG reader Sam Handwich)