Thursday, September 12, 2019

Cert. Filed In Florist's Refusal To Provide Same-Sex Wedding Flowers

A petition for certiorari (full text) was filed with the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday in Arlene's Flowers, Inc. v. State of Washington, (Sup. Ct., cert. filed 9/11/2019).  In the long-running case, the Washington state Supreme Court held that a florist shop's refusal to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding constitutes sexual orientation discrimination under the Washington Law Against Discrimination, and that enforcement of the law does not violate the constitutional rights of the floral shop owner. (See prior posting.) ADF issued a press release announcing the filing of the petition for review.