Supreme Court Rejects WA Florist Case

Lower cout’s ruling upheld.

The Supreme Court announced on Friday that it would not be taking up the case of Arlene’s Flowers Inc. v. Washington. The details of the case involve the owner of Arlene’s Flowers who declined to sell wedding bouquets to a gay couple. Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and Neil Gorsuch all said that they would have liked to take up the case, but the court needs at least four Justices to hear the case. 

Although Barronelle Stutzman, the owner of Arlene’s Flowers argued their first amendment rights were being violated by Washington law, a lower court found in the state’s favor. That ruling stands since the Supreme Court did not hear the case. As a result, Washington’s anti-discrimination law is not considered a violation of the First Amendment. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the justices of the Court to have discernment on future cases to hear.
  • That the justices would seek God’s guidance on how to rule in future cases. 

Sources: Supreme Court, SCOTUSblog, AP


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