Richland Florist Refuses to Serve Gay Wedding Customer

There are 69 comments on the KNDO story from Mar 5, 2013, titled Richland Florist Refuses to Serve Gay Wedding Customer. In it, KNDO reports that:

"It was a very exciting moment, probably one of the happiest days of my life," said Rob Ingersoll of his engagement to his partner of nine years, Curt.

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“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#62 Jul 30, 2013
GodSmacked wrote:
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I do not know if the Florist has that right and the court needs to answer if her Free Exercise Clause is being violated. Does the guaranteed right to public access mean the business owner's private right to exclude is violated? How is public access defined by the courts?
There is no right to exclude in business based on arbitrary classifications.

Yes, you can refuse to give a loan to someone with a poor credit score, because that is reasonably related to their ability to repay the loan. But you can't refuse to give a loan to someone just because they are gay or tall or wear a hat.

Businesses are required to serve the public without bias.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#63 Jul 30, 2013
GodSmacked wrote:
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Yes I agree and the Federal Court system will get it soon enough.
And they will dismiss it far more quickly.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#64 Jul 30, 2013
GodSmacked wrote:
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I agree and the federal level has the finally decision on the matter regardless of what the state make law.
Actually they don't in all cases, but the SCOTUS will likely have to decide which cases they can or can't.

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#65 Jul 30, 2013
GodSmacked wrote:
I agree and the federal level has the finally decision on the matter regardless of what the state make law.
Ain't necessarily so, most such cases are decided by state courts.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#66 Jul 30, 2013
GodSmacked wrote:
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Who decides those classifications?
The same people who have always had that right, those in charge.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#69 Jul 30, 2013
Sparkle_is_stripper wrote:
no matter how much you give those sick azz mythical superstion lifestyle cretons they just want more more more for there illness
Worry not, they are a dying breed, this is their last gasp, nothing more. Soon they will be nothing more than a footnote, like the Crusades of Salem Witch Trials, a lesson learned to not allow insane people to govern.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#71 Jul 30, 2013
Sparkle_is_stripper wrote:
<quoted text>god I hope... those fucktards cost this country billions in ignorance
You just touched on one of the many reasons they are fading fast in the US. None of them are conservatives, much less capitalists. Conservative politicians are seeing how much these bigots drag our economy, so they are no longer supporting the idiotic notions of such people. The scientific community sees, plain as day, how their ignorance is what has caused our massive decline in scientific contributions in the world, thus cost the country a lot of profit as well. Economists consider bigots to be a brick wall for revenue, they stop the flow of money, thus hurting stocks and trade in the country. People with a conscience are seeing the harm the bigots cause to fellow humans, all in the name of something that's completely made up. Trust me, this is their last gasp for air, even the KKK has chosen to side with equality now, something I never thought I would see .... ever.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#72 Jul 30, 2013
And now in Minnesota the anti-gays are having a fit because a website is encouraging same-sex couples to take their wedding business to those who supported equality and avoid those who were opposed.

But wait, isn't that what the anti-gays wanted?

Hilarious!

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#74 Jul 31, 2013
snyper wrote:
The proper way to fight this is to open a florist shop right across the street and steal their business through superior product and service.
Do civil unions really do what the anti gays said they would do?

Well well well. Looks like the claims by the bigots that civil unions will do the same thing as marriage is unraveling in KY.

Exclusive: Will a lesbian couple be forced to testify against each other?

http://www.whas11.com/news/crimetracker/Exclu...

I hope we get this to be a big buzz on the internet. It will be interesting to hear the usual suspects respond,(Hannity, Limbaugh, Nom, AFA, Robertson, O'Reilly, etc.).

I Love it! PLEASE promote this story everywhere: Facebook; Twitter; etc.

Oh and all you anti gays who backed civil unions.....

1. Abiding Truth Ministries (Scott Lively)
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2. American Family Association (Tim Wildmon; Bryan Fischer)
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3. Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (Peter LaBarbera)
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4. American Vision (Gary DeMar)
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5. Chalcedon Foundation (R. J. Rushdoony)
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6. Christian Anti-Defamation Commission (Gary Cass)
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7. Concerned Women for America (Beverly LaHaye)
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8. Coral Ridge Ministries (Robert Knight)
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9. Dove World Outreach Center (Terry Jones)
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10. Faithful Word Baptist Church (Steven Anderson)
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11. Family Research Council (Tony Perkins)
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12. Family research Institute (Paul Cameron)
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13. Heterosexuals Organized for a Moral Environment (Wayne Lela)
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14. Illinois Family Institute (Laurie Higgins)
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15. Liberty Council (Matt Barber; Peter LaBarbera)
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16. Mass Resistance (Brian Camenker)
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17. National Organization for Marriage (Maggie Gallagher; Robert George; Brian Brown)
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18. Traditional Values Coalition (Lou Sheldon; Andrea Lafferty)

..checkmate!

LMAO

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