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WA Sues Anti-Gay Florist Who Refused To Supply Same-Sex Wedding

There are 10 comments on the lezgetreal.com story from Apr 10, 2013, titled WA Sues Anti-Gay Florist Who Refused To Supply Same-Sex Wedding. In it, lezgetreal.com reports that:

A florist who refused to supply flowers for the wedding of two long time gay customers has been sued by the state for discrimination.

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Gay in Bethlehem

Ocean City, NJ

#1 Apr 10, 2013
ughhhh...“said he decided to get married and before he got through I grabbed his hand and said,‘I am sorry. I can’t do your wedding because of my relationship with Jesus Christ.’ We hugged each other and he left, and I assumed it was the end of the story.”

Stop making it sound like you're the person officiating the wedding... you're not. You're a florist.

This is not a case of religious liberties being trampled. That would be if they forced the priest to perform a wedding he or she was morally against. I know people get pissed when comparisons are made to biracial marriages...but the boot fits: if a florist was disgusted by a white person marrying a black person,...it'd really be too bad, right? Why can people claim morality ONLY when it has to do with gays?

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#2 Apr 10, 2013

The state needs to take the lead against these bigots.

“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#3 Apr 10, 2013
Aw, Jeez. Let the screaming of the idiots begin....

Since: Feb 09

Southern California

#4 Apr 10, 2013
Its a freaking business discriminating a "Business" no religious beliefs are being trampled on.


“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#5 Apr 10, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
The state needs to take the lead against these bigots.
When I first saw this story a few months back on another thread, I said WA State needs to take action. I'm glad it did. I'm glad the couple affected waited for the State to step in. Now I hope they file a suit as soon as the State convicts this woman.

It boggles my mind that in this day and age people actually think religion is an excuse for ignoring the law; that it somehow justifies discrimination.

This woman would NEVER consider refusing service to Jews or Muslims or Blacks and Asians or any other group because of Jesus. Why? Because deep down she knows she'd be inviting a lawsuit and possible criminal actions from the State of Washington.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#6 Apr 10, 2013
My, my, a flower shop where they don't like gays. That's like turning away a gay interior decorator. I'm being terribly stereotypical here, but come ON. I mean REALLY? FLOWERS are now for heteros only?

Mesa, AZ

#7 Apr 10, 2013
The bible doesn't say not to sell flowers to people with conflicting religious beliefs. I see no conflict with his relationship with Jesus. Unless his statement is that Jesus requires him to insult and belittle gay people with a hug, I don't see the problem.

Since: Apr 13

Bellevue, WA

#8 Apr 10, 2013
sorry bigots youlose

Since: Apr 13

Bellevue, WA

#9 Apr 10, 2013
why are chriSTAINS always demanding SPECIAL RIGHTS for there MYTHICAL SUPERSTITION LIFESTYLE which is clearly a CHOICE and not GENETIC...

“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#10 Apr 11, 2013
Jesus would have celebrated their wedding with them. And he would have brought flowers, too.

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