Good. Now, there is some risk here if the court rules against the florist, but there’s a good chance there may be a ruling defending religious freedom. If you’re not familiar with my position on this issue in general, please see my column from April 2015: Blessed are the pizza proprietors who are reviled for their faith.

Via Washington Times.

The Washington Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of a florist penalized for declining to prepare floral arrangements for a same-sex wedding.

The court announced Wednesday that it would take up the appeal of Barronelle Stutzman, owner of Arlene’s Flowers in Richland, Washington, who has been at the center of a high-profile legal battle pitting the First Amendment against the state’s anti-discrimination law.

Alliance Defending Freedom senior counsel Kristen Waggoner said Thursday that Ms. Stutzman “and many others like her around the country have been willing to serve any and all customers, but they are understandably not willing to promote any and all messages.”

“We hope the Washington Supreme Court will affirm the broad protections that both the U.S. Constitution and the Washington Constitution afford to freedom of speech and conscience,” Ms. Waggoner said.


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