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July 6, 2013 at 8:00 AM

Legal proceedings between florist and gay couple continue

Florist should follow law, compassion, not religious doctrine Barronelle Stutzman, owner of Arlene’s Flowers of Richland, cited her relationship with Jesus Christ in declining to provide floral arrangements for the September wedding of two longtime gay customers. Local gay-rights leaders, meanwhile, have been low key in their reaction to the case, even as it has grabbed…

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July 3, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Legal proceedings between florist and gay couple continue

Florist’s right to choose should be protected Barronelle Stutzman, owner of Arlene’s Flowers of Richland, cited her relationship with Jesus Christ in declining to provide floral arrangements for the September wedding of two longtime gay customers. Local gay-rights leaders, meanwhile, have been low key in their reaction to the case, even as it has grabbed attention…

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May 2, 2013 at 7:06 AM

Bill supports discrimination against gays

Leave behind those who are unsupportive and move on I live in Victoria now but I lived for years in Seattle. I legally married my same-sex sweetheart of 34 years 10 years ago in Vancouver, B. C. I have this thought about florists, churches, businesses, etc., that say they support the person but not the lifestyle: Thank…

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April 30, 2013 at 7:37 AM

Bill supports discrimination against gays

Legislation goes against majority opinion Senate Bill 5927 is a blatant attempt by Republicans to circumvent the will of a majority of Washington state voters and pander to their right-wing base in an attempt to garner more extremist voters for the upcoming midterm elections [“Awful bill re-legalizes anti-gay bias,” NWSunday, April 28]. Having said that, Republicans have…

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