Freedom of Choice for ME, but NOT for thee?? Wake up GAY AMERICA!
State Says 70-Year-Old Flower Shop Owner Discriminated Against Gay Couple. Here’s How She Responded.
A judge in Washington state ruled this week that a 70-year-old florist who declined to make flower arrangements for a gay couple’s wedding violated the state’s anti-discrimination and consumer protection laws.
In a phone interview with The Daily Signal, Barronelle Stutzman said the decision—and its accompanying fines—will put her flower shop out of business, or worse.
After the fines and legal fees, “There won’t be anything left,” Stutzman said.
“They want my home, they want my business, they want my personal finances as an example for other people to be quiet.”
Stutzman owns Arlene’s Flowers, which is a small flower shop in Richland, Wash. She has been in the industry for over 40 years, for the most part serving customers regardless of their sexual orientation.
The anti-discrimination measure prohibits places of public accommodation—which officials say includes Arlene’s Flowers—from refusing service to customers on grounds of race, creed, sexual orientation and physical disability.
On Wednesday, ruling in favor of the plaintiffs in both cases, Benton County Superior County Judge Alexander C. Ekstrom agreed.
Listen! I DO NOT CARE WHO you want to jump in the sack with! I DO NOT CARE! I have always and will always stand up for the rights of Gay people to associate with whom they choose!
But the gays seem to not care if YOU have your rights tromped on and abused!
HOW do you demand to have sex with anyone you choose, regardless of the laws of nature, and demand the same right be taken from your fellow citizen! SHAME ON YOU!
GAYS are the FIRST people who should be standing by this poor OLD woman!
These laws are being mis used! The government cannot discriminate...that is what PUBLIC means!
We, as private citizens have every right to associate or serve anyone we choose! This judge needs removed!