WASHINGTON: State Supreme Court Upholds Previous Ruling Against Anti-LGBT Florist Barronelle Stutzman

The Associated Press reports

The Washington State Supreme Court has unanimously upheld its previous ruling that Baronelle Stutzman violated the state’s anti-discrimination laws by refusing to provide flowers for a gay couple’s wedding in 2013.

“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,” WA Attorney Genetal Bob Ferguson said. “I will continue to uphold these laws and fight to protect Washingtonians from discrimination.”

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing floral artist Barronelle Stutzman of Arlene’s Flowers in Richland will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to take her case after the Washington Supreme Court ruled against her Thursday.

The US Supreme Court punted the case back to Washington state in June 2018.