Eugene Delgaudio: "OPEN "LAWFARE" DECLARED ON FLORIST" ACLU Gang Unleashes Legal Assault With Filing
America's favorite Florist faces second lawsuit over gay wedding refusal
A florist in Washington is being sued for a second time after choosing not to provide flower arrangements for a gay customer's upcoming wedding.
Public Advocate president Eugene Delgaudio says:
"Of particular note is the argument put forth by Stutzman's attorney, Justin Bristol. He sums up the inherent contradictions of the standing policy rather eloquently, like so:
"Can the state require a painter to paint a portrait of a gay couple? Could the state require a musician to write a song?" "Can the government compel them to say something they don't want to say? It violates the First Amendment."
Barronelle Stutzman of Arlene's Flowers in Richland now faces two lawsuits, one from the Washington state Attorney General and another from the American Civil Liberties Union, for turning away business for a same-sex couple's wedding.
When frequent customer Curt Freed approached Barronelle Stutzman of Arlene's Flowers last month to provide arrangements for his September wedding ceremony to Rob Ingersoll, the florist said she could not provide services due to her religious beliefs.
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