Sunday, July 04, 2021

Supreme Court Denies Cert. In Case of Florist's Refusal To Provide Flowers For Same-Sex Wedding

On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court, by a vote of 6-3, denied review in the long-running case of Arlene's Flowers, Inc. v. Washington,  (Docket No. 19-333, certiorari denied 7/2/2021). (Order List.) Justices Thomas, Alito and Gorsuch would have granted review.  In the 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.)