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A Richland, Washington, flower shop owner who was on the losing end of a same-sex wedding discrimination case now wants to piggyback on an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court argument.

Washington Supreme Court Rules Against Richland Florist

Feb 16, 2017
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The Washington State Supreme Court affirmed that an eastern Washington florist cannot refuse to sell wedding flowers to a same-sex couple.

The Washington State Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that a florist who declined to do flowers for a same-sex wedding broke the state’s anti-discrimination law. But the same-sex couple who won the case, isn’t celebrating too enthusiastically just yet.

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The Idaho Legislature’s powerful tax committee took a vote Tuesday that some lawmakers say recognizes same-sex marriages. At issue are discrepancies between state and federal tax rules. 

The Washington Supreme Court Tuesday heard the case of a florist versus a same-sex couple who wanted flowers for their wedding in 2013. The owner of Arlene’s Flowers in Richland, Washington, refused to take the job, saying it was against her religious beliefs.

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The case of a florist who refused to serve her customers is going before the Washington Supreme Court tomorrow. The lawsuit concerns a gay couple who wanted flowers for their wedding.

In Washington’s Tri-Cities, an attorney on the losing side of a gay wedding flowers case is now seeking to unseat the judge who ruled against her. Early last year, Benton County Superior Court Judge Alex Ekstrom ruled that the owner of Arlene’s Flowers broke the law when she refused to sell flowers for a gay couple's wedding.

The Oregon Commission on Judicial Fitness and Disability said Monday Judge Vance Day should be removed from office after refusing to perform same-sex weddings. Day's spokesperson said in a statement that the judge would vigorously defend his innocence and his rights at the state's highest court.