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.
The Washington Supreme Court opinion for State v. Arlene’s Flowers, Inc., et al. has been filed and is available online: https://t.co/AsYO69wa2y
— Washington Courts (@WACourts) June 6, 2019
BREAKING: The Supreme Court unanimously upheld its 2017 opinion saying the florist broke the state’s anti-discrimination law by refusing on religious grounds to provide flowers for the wedding of a gay couple. https://t.co/Tmwt1EuhAv
— KAPP-KVEW (@KAPPKVEW) June 6, 2019
NEW: Washington Supreme Court finds that Arlene’s Flowers violated Washington’s Consumer Protection Act and the Washington Law Against Discrimination (WLAD) by refusing to serve a same-sex couple seeking to buy wedding flowers in 2013, per Washington Attorney General’s Office
— Lawrence Hurley (@lawrencehurley) June 6, 2019