Sunday, July 16, 2017

SCOTUS Review Sought In Florist's Refusal To Sell For Same-Sex Wedding

A petition for certiorari (full text) has been filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in Arlene's Flowers, Inc. v. State of Washington, (cert. filed, 7/14/2017).  In the case, the state of Washington's Supreme Court held that a florist's religiously-motivated refusal to sell arranged flowers for a same-sex wedding violates the Washington Law Against Discrimination. (See prior posting.) The petition for review asks the U.S. Supreme Court to combine this case with the Masterpiece Cake Shop case in which it has already granted review (see prior posting), or to at least hold this case until it decides Masterpiece Cake Shop. Tri-City Herald reports on the cert. petition.